George H. Hermann Statue
Title: George H. Hermann Statue
Artist: Edwards, Lonnie
Location: Hermann Park
The bronze statue of George Hermann in the park that bears his name was created in 1981 by Lonnie Edwards. It stands on a large pedestal of pink granite. It was donated to the City of Houston by the Hermann Hospital Board of Trustees.
A Houston native, George H. Hermann was born in 1843. He acquired great wealth through several businesses and brought about the establishment of Hermann Park and Hermann Square, which is adjacent to Houston’s 1939-era City Hall. Hermann Hospital, across the street from the park, is the result of a bequest in his will.
Art In Parks is Funded by a grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance