Sep 28

Curious Nashville: How The Polar Bear Lives On As Edgehill's Symbol

...statues in Edgehill can definitely turn heads. And while the history of the sculptures at Wedgewood and 12th Avenue South is relatively easy to trace, WPLN listener Mary Gingrass opened the door to...

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The polar bear statues first came to stand at 1408 Edgehill Ave. around 1930, just outside of the Mattei Plaster Relief Ornamental Company, which made an array of figurines.

    Curious Nashville: How The Polar Bear Lives On As Edgehill's Symbol
    Among Nashville's neighborhood oddities, the polar bear statues in Edgehill can definitely turn heads. And while the history of the sculptures at Wedgewood and 12th Avenue South is relatively easy to trace, WPLN listener Mary Gingrass opened the door to a more contemporary answer by wording her Curious Nashville question this way: Why is a BEAR the "logo" for Edgehill area?
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