Naperville, Illinois: Darth Naper

Joseph Naper was an obscure land surveyor until this statue was unveiled in 2013. Its melodramatic pose seems better suited to the world's most famous space opera.
W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL
West edge of downtown. On the southeast corner of S. Mill St. and W. Jefferson Ave. One block west of the Cat in the Hat statue.
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Darth Naper.

Darth Naper

This 1,500-pound bronze statue depicts a young Joe Naper as he surveys the land that will become Naperville. It looks, however, as though he is about to crush the world in his hand, or choke an insubordinate, with the powers that only a Sith Lord could wield. There is a bench nearby for jumping off for that perfect Sith photo.

[SKK, 05/24/2016]

With his windswept hair and operatic pose, Joe Naper could also be summoning his lightsaber.

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