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Law and Order (west) Equal Justice (east)

By Benjamin Hawkins
Category: Sculpture


The new United States Court and Custom House construction budget had provisions for pairs of twenty-nine foot tall figures at each of three public entrances. Hawkins was awarded the commission for the pair on the Market Street side, and even though he reduced the limestone figures of Law and Order and Equal Justice to eighteen feet, there was still not enough money to fulfill the original order. To complete the plan, the building’s architects, Mauren, Russell, Crowell & Mullgardt, designed seven-foot high eagles for the Eleventh and Twelfth Street entrances.

Dimensions: 18′ x 7′ 7″
Year Completed: 1935
Material: Indiana limestone
Owner: General Service Administration
Donor: Federal Public Works Administration

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