Thirty tons of history is making a trek across Hamline's
campus. Created more than 50 years ago to commemorate Hamline's first 100 years
as a university, Bridgman Court monument, which has rested on the corner of
Snelling and Englewood Avenue, is now on the move.
The sculpture is made up of 30 stone blocks each weighing
roughly 1,800 pounds and a base adding another 3,000 pounds to its total
weight. Consequently, the move has been a challenge.
Kristin Cheronis, a
nationally renowned monument and object conservator, is providing technical
advice to Hamline's Facilities Department and contractors to help ensure that
the move is successful and that the historical monument's preserved
After being disassembled and relocated, the monument will be
put back together next to Bush Memorial Library and Hamline School of Law to
create a sculpture garden (as it will be right next to the Blue Garden).