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Snow Sculpture on Ann St. Following Record Snowfall, December 1974

Snow Sculpture on Ann St. Following Record Snowfall, December 1974 image
Month
December
Year
1974
Caption
This snow-sculpture arch, 10 feet high and 20 feet long, adorns the entranceway to 505 E. Kingsley. Greg Gorrin, a 21-year-old U-M biology student, built the snow arch in four hours Monday with the aid of friends Tomb Boothby, 22, and Wladziu Narowski, 29, a neighbor. "The archway was originally intended to span the whole sidewalk," Gorrin explained, "but it didn't work out structurally." The solution involved two spans with a column in the middle. That's a gargoyle crowning the top of the column, Gorrin said, or rather "a little snowman with arms and antlers." In keeping with ancient tradition, there are niches for candles and a wrinkled, leftover jack-o-lantern and of course, a cornerstone (a brick).
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