Over the years, things come, things go, things change. In 1910, a monument honoring Lemuel P. Grant was dedicated and placed in his park. It was a twelve foot granite structure with Mr. Grant's name engraved across the base. Question is - where did it go? Where is it today? No one seems to know. Worse yet, no one seems to care.
This is true of the 11 foot high bronze stag. The sculpture sat on a hillside looking out over the park and recalling a day when deer roamed freely and in great numbers across the land. It too has disappeared without a trace.
A statue of an angel, placed above Bethesda Spring, blessed the cool waters and kept watch on those visiting the spring. The statue, donated by Sydney Root, is no longer.
So, what else is missing:
A fountain placed near the entrance of the park near the original Cyclorama building, several stone and brick bridges, canons that sat on Ft. Walker, the Boathouse, Lake Abana, a Victorian glass house, fomal gardens, a sun dial (said to be the finest in the world) and more.
Do you have memory of these items or know where we can find them. Call, email, write. We want to hear from you. 404-521-0938 or email@example.com
You can read the story as published in the Atlanta Journal and Constituiton on May 15, 2008: