The sculptor, George McNulty, agreed to create a statue commemorating St. Louis’ history in flight for the small triangular park at DeGiverville at Waterman Avenue if the children would help raise money for supplies and materials. Teas were held by the mothers, and the children went door-to-door collecting funds for the project.
The design was rejected by the City as amateur in appearance and inappropriate in size and materials. The artist pleaded the sentimental value of the children’s effort and the work was finally approved and installed in 1967.
Dimensions: 9′ x 3′ x 2′
Year Completed: 1967
Material: Fiberglass and paint
Owner: City of St. Louis
Donor: Washington Heights Junior Neighbors