Public Sculpture in Grand Rapids

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John Ball



Artist: Sculpted by Pompeo Coppini from a design by Gertrude (Brown) Van Houten Vande Mark
Medium: Bronze
Location: John Ball Zoo. The sculpture is located beyond the ticket sales booths but outside the gate where a ticket must be presented.
Notes: Unveiled August 1925. Children visiting often join John Ball's of his great-grandchildren, Albert Ellis "Bobby" Ball and Virginia Lee (Ball) Kniskern in his arms.

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