Waiting for mail in front of the courthouse.

A few weeks ago, I traveled through Cresco in northeast Iowa, a city which has, by my calculations, the most public art bronze statues per capita. You can’t go more than block without tripping over one.

I counted at least a half dozen on the main street that goes past the county courthouse. One park had no fewer than two (and a cool train display). There was one in front of the library and another at the fire station.

In all, the city has about 30 statues — funded through donations — and the welcome center has a complete list.

Above is a shot of the statue in front of the courthouse. Below is Justice, which is on the sidewalk near an attorney’s office. The bottom is a closeup of Justice’s feet.


Above: Justice. Below: Detail of Justice’s feet.