Figures of “Character” and “Friendship”

Nellie Verne Walker
1928; Limestone; Architectural Feature
Central Campus; West facade, top of center pavilion, Michigan League

Designed by the architect of the League, Irving Pond, these larger than life-size pieces were executed by Nellie Verne Walker, a Chicago friend of Irving Pond and his brother Allen. Walker was a well-known sculptor in Chicago and also carved two heroic figures of men for the Kansas Memorial Union, a building also designed by Irving Pond.