Vandals Damage Granite Artwork In St. Paul

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Vandals have damaged a large granite curbstone that was part of an art installation in a St. Paul park.

Resident Joe Landsberger believes someone chained the curbstone and pulled it down, possibly with a truck.

The historic curbstone was among 13 at the park near St. Paul’s High Bridge. The artist, Craig David of St. Paul, tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press he will work to move the stone, but it won’t be placed upright again.

David says the curbstones were probably hewn by hand in the 1880s and 1890s, and were used on St. Paul streets.

The toppled stone weighs at least 1,200 pounds and sustained about $3,000 in damage.

The artwork was dedicated in 2004.

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  • Rusty Shackelford

    Thank you liberals, another criminal act of vandalism which will go unsolved. Is it the jealousy of the fact that rock art is much more successful than “artist” sculptures and paintings? Artists in Minnesota demand the Government support thier careers.

    • The Crux of the Biscuit

      Please quit drinking before noon will ya?

  • lib

    The people who did this should go to jail where they can learn by hand how to hew a rock.

    • fred

      I`m pretty sure all they do in jail is eat, sleep, and watch television.

      • lib

        I’d like to see them breaking big rocks into little rocks all day long while in jail.

    • Jack


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