Ogden School Owl
Ogden School Owl

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Ogden International School Statue
Ogden International School Statue

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Ogden School Owl Clay
Ogden School Owl Clay

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Ogden School Owl
Ogden School Owl

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Horned Owl Mascot

This bronze, Great horned owl sculpture was created for the Ogden International School in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. In 1857, the original elementary school was founded and as the story goes, a great horned owl lived at the original location. The owl was rumored to be seen perched above watching the children throughout the day, thus leading to the inception of the school’s mascot.

The artist, Oscar León, spent numerous hours sculpting the meticulous details of the layered feathers which can be seen in the above clay photo. In 2011, the bronze mascot, cast by Art Casting of Illinois, was installed outside of the new elementary school building.

WHAT

36"H bronze

WHERE

Ogden International School, Chicago, IL

WHEN

2011