O. Henry is Greensboro's most famous writer. The above photo was taken at the corner of N. Elm and Bellemeade Streets. The O. Henry sculpture has three pieces. One is the man himself, featured above. One is of a dog, another of an open book with a little boy peeking onto the pages. It is impossible to photograph all three at once; however, collectively, they make such a stunning impact. If you are local, or ever visit Greensboro, you will want to visit this plaza with the three bronze sculptures. They have been in the U.S. Trust Tower Plaza since 1985. As we were photographing yesterday, a man walked by and said that he had never noticed these statues before and asked how long they had been there. We replied, "at least 20." Actually, they have been there almost 30 years. It is easy to walk around (any) town and miss so much about the community. That is part of the purpose of Greensboro Daily Photo, to help us notice our community a little more.
Today is ABC Wednesday and O is for O. Henry. Yes, we've featured him before, but, we're really proud of claiming him as a native son! The trio of photos should give you an idea of the statues. They are so lovely.