Wellsville, Ohio: Boy and the Boot StatueOne of several similar fountain statues of mysterious origin around the U.S. and elsewhere. Near the flood wall murals, but the Boy holding the leaking boot is not blamed.
- Lisbon St., Wellsville, OH
- Take Ohio Rt 7 S. from E.Liverpool to the first exit into Wellsville. Small park just inside the flood walls at the intersection of Lisbon St. and First St.
Visitor Tips and News About Boy and the Boot Statue
Disappointed to see the fountain was not working when we visited. Worth a quick stop, parking behind the statue and walk on the other side of adjacent murals to a small park with bench near the river.[Tara, 09/01/2014]
In the same location as the "Boy and the Boot" statue there are dozens of beautifully painted murals that apparently depict the town's history. It is an excellent place to take a nice stroll by the crystal-clear water.[Carla, 05/30/2014]
We hope that at least one of the town history murals includes the Boy and the Boot statue.
The Boy With the Boot has adorned the north entry to Wellsville City (now a village) since I was a child. It had been vandalized or flood damaged and in storage for a number of years, and has recently been restored by the Peter Amato Trust and dedicated as a memorial to Mr. Amato. It is cast metal and streams water just as depicted in the web site.[Paul C. Blevins, 07/06/2010]
This boy and a leaking boot is in Wellsville, Ohio. Statue is located next to a section of flood wall murals. This statue was donated to the village of Wellsville by the late Mr. Pete Amato.[Connie Carmichael, 09/13/2007]
Here's another town with a boy and a leaking boot. He has been a presence at the center of town for decades. I think he has been renovated/replaced a couple of times.[Benny, 09/03/2006]