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Spirit of the American Doughboy by E. M. Viquesney
E. M. Viquesney doughboy sculpture, restored by Giorgio Gikas of Venus Bronze Works, Inc.

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Title: Spirit of the American Doughboy

Artist: E. M. Viquesney

Location: North Ave. between Center St. and Ellsworth St. in Burlington Square Park

Medium: Sculpture

Installation Date: 2003

Description: E. M. Viquesney doughboy sculpture, restored by Giorgio Gikas of Venus Bronze Works, Inc.

Plaque Text: The American Legion Post 43 erected this sculpture in honor of those from Naperville who served in World War I. Artist E. M. Viquesney created the mold for the Doughboy and supervised the factory production in Spencer, Indiana. Calling the Doughboy his "Greatest and most sincere effort," Viquesney aimed to capture every detail of the American soldier. His intent was to create a democratic war memorial honoring the common soldier in each hometown throughout the United States. Today, the Doughboy remains one of the most viewed outdoor sculptures in American. It stands proudly in over 135 locations including Burlington Square Park, for many years the Gateway to Naperville.

 

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