Boy and the Boot.

Boy and the Boot (indoor)

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Sandusky, Ohio

Sandusky has embraced its Boy and the Boot statue more than any other city; it even uses the Boy as its civic symbol. Yet Sandusky's mettle was tested on July 16, 1991, when a vandal attacked its Boy and the Boot. The 96-year-old showpiece had its head knocked off, then was toppled into its Washington Park fountain. This assault shocked the city. Refusing to give in to the statue assassins, Sandusky repaired the Boy, then used him to make an exact copy out of tougher metal to take over the old Boy's fountain duties.

The original Boy and the Boot was moved into the lobby of city hall in July 1992, where he's been ever since -- displayed inside a four-sided case made of bulletproof glass.

Also see: Boy and the Boot Round-Up

Boy and the Boot (indoor)

Address:
222 Meigs St., Sandusky, OH
Directions:
In a glass case in the lobby of city hall, which is on the waterfront, on the east side of Meigs St. just north of its intersection with E. Washington St.
Hours:
M-F 8-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
419-627-5844
Admission:
Free
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