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Rittenhouse Square goat to be replaced Saturday: ‘He was so loved he turned to gold’

September 20, 2018

By Staff

When Eli Kirk Price II saw sculptor Albert Laessle’s Billy the bronze goat at a show at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts around 1914, he thought it was perfect for Rittenhouse Square.

But the other board members of the Fairmount Park Art Association felt differently, according to Nancy Heinzen, a member of the Friends of Rittenhouse Square and author of the book, The Perfect Square.

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