Greensboro, North Carolina: Stone O Henry Book

Seven feet tall and 14 feet wide, sculpted from stone, an open book honors the work of local writer O Henry.

Address:
Bellemeade St., Greensboro, NC
Directions:
Downtown. On the northeast corner of N. Elm and Bellemeade Sts.
Admission:
Free
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O Henry book.

Big Stone Book

This huge 7x14 ft. book is a monument to the famous writer William Sydney Porter (better known as O Henry). The Gift of the Magi and The Ransom of Red Chief are the two stories depicted on its pages. There is also a statue of O Henry nearby.

[David, 11/02/2015]

O Henry spent much of his short life in Greensboro. The book was sculpted in 1985 by artist Maria J. Kirby-Smith. A small boy has been sculpted as if escaping from its pages -- possibly the namesake brat of the Red Chief story.


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In the region:
Korner's Folly, Kernersville, NC - 16 mi.

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