"The Dreamer," Portland, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red
N 45° 30.644 W 122° 40.731
10T E 525085 N 5039739
Quick Description: Pettygrove Park is located between Third and Fourth on SW Hall. The best way to reach both Pettygrove Park and Lovejoy Park is to ride the free streetcar south past Portland State University getting off at SW Third Avenue and Harrison Street. Pettygrove Park is north. The striking feature of the fountain in Pettygrove Park is Manuel Izquierdo’s design of a reclining woman, “The Dreamer.”
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 8/7/2006 7:29:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMKBT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
Views: 52

Long Description:


In 1843, Francis Pettygrove won a two out of three coin toss with Asa Lovejoy and thus had the right to name the city after his hometown of Portland, Maine. If Asa Lovejoy had won, he would have named the city after his hometown of Boston, Massachusetts. The same coin that Pettygrove and Lovejoy used was flipped to determine which of the two neighboring parks would be named Lovejoy and which would be named Pettygrove.

The striking feature of the fountain in Pettygrove Park is Manuel Izquierdo’s design of a reclining woman, “The Dreamer.” Izquierdo said that “’The Dreamer’ speaks of hope, of beauty and serenity, of love, and for a better life in our midst.” He filled the bronze sculpture with foam so that falling rain would make a gentle sound like a kettledrum rather than the ringing it would make if hollow.

Instructions for logging waymark: A photograph is required that shows you (or your GPS receiver, if you are waymarking solo) and "The Dreamer."

Title: "The Dreamer"

Artist: Manuel Izquierdo

Media (materials) used: Bronze

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Pettygrove Park

Date of creation or placement: 1979

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