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Small graffiti marks were recently removed from one of Proctor’s Q. Street Buffalos on the Dumbarton Bridge in Washington, D.C.

The Proctor Foundation submitted a service request to the D.C. Department of Transportation after hearing of the defacement from a local D.C. resident.

Benjamin Bogin is a professor of Theology at nearby Georgetown University, and passes the Q. Street Buffalos on his walk to work. After noticing several graffiti marks on the face of one Buffalo, Bogin contacted the foundation last winter to report the damage. The graffiti marks have since been removed.

Bogin is just one example of the appreciation felt by local residents toward Proctor’s work. We are always grateful to those who show care and interest in Proctor’s monuments.

“Your great-grandfather’s buffaloes have become wonderful acquaintances,” Bogin told director Laura Ames, “and through them I have come to be a great admirer of Alexander Phimster Proctor.”

If you live in the area of one of Proctor’s monumental sculptures and have noticed any defacement, please contact Laura Ames at The Proctor Foundation.

laura@proctormuseum.com

Q Street Buffalo Photograph by Benjamin Bogin

Q Street Buffalo
Photograph by Benjamin Bogin

Q Street Buffalo, after cleaning Photograph by Benjamin Bogin

Q Street Buffalo, after cleaning
Photograph by Benjamin Bogin

 

 

 

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