Richmond, Virginia: Mr. Smedley

Mr. Smedley is a bronze sculpture of a man tipping his bowler hat to reveal a mouse on his head.
Address:
Princess Anne Ave., Richmond, VA
Directions:
East of downtown, in the Union Hill neighborhood, in Jefferson Park at the traffic circle on Princess Anne Ave.
Admission:
Free
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Mr. Smedley.

Mr. Smedley

The statue of a street entertainer who once graced downtown's Grace Street is now enshrined at Jefferson Park in the Union Hill section of town. Sculpted by Jack Witt who also created the sculpture of Mr Bojangles.

[Charlie, 05/23/2015]

Sculpted in 1985, then abandoned in a city storage yard for a decade before reappearing in 2014. Mr. Smedley has a mouse on his head and a cat under his arm, and was sculpted as the embodiment of every kid's imaginary friend.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Museum of Edgar Allan PoeMuseum of Edgar Allan Poe, Richmond, VA - < 1 mi.
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The Powhatan StoneThe Powhatan Stone, Richmond, VA - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Abe and Tad Lincoln Statue, Richmond, VA - 1 mi.

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