Home » Statue of GR founding father, Lucius Lyon, unveiled Association News Statue of GR founding father, Lucius Lyon, unveiled December 22, 2008 Reprints No Comments Grand Rapids, Mich., unveils tribute to 19th century land surveyor and statesman. Thursday, December 18, 2008 The Grand Rapids PressGrand Rapids Press GRAND RAPIDS -- A life-size statue of city co-founder Lucius Lyon, donated by the family of Peter Secchia, was unveiled Wednesday in downtown Grand Rapids. A short ceremony took place following comments at a gathering inside the nearby Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, where Amway co-founder Rich DeVos introduced Secchia. The statue is the first in a series of 25 bronze sculptures being donated to the city as part of the Community Legends project funded and endowed by Secchia. The sculpture created by artist Stuart Williamson has been installed at the southwest corner of Monroe Avenue and Lyon Street, near the hotel. Lyon Street was named for Lucius Lyon. "To my knowledge, we have not yet recognized all that Lucius Lyon contributed," City Manager Kurt Kimball said before the unveiling. ... To read the rest of the story, click to www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-45/122960974534310.xml&coll=6 Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to POB. Related Articles Frozen Remains Found In Field Not Peterson, Stebic Non-Profit Organization Founded to Further Excellence of Building Documentation Woman's body found in Grand Haven Township Missing Atlantan's car found in Chattanooga Related Products Surveyor Statues V00E - The Colonial Land System and the Building of America (CD) V08G - 2007 National Readjustment of the North American Datum 1983 (CD) Point of Beginning Medallion/Paperweight Related Events Get Your Scanning Under Control 3D Laser Scanning, Point Clouds and Multiple Deliverable Options GEO Business 2017 3rd Annual National Surveying, Mapping and Geospatial Conference Related Directories Dunwoody College of Tech. Sitelines PA Z+F USA Inc. University of Florida/Surveying & Mapping You must login or register in order to post a comment. Report Abusive Comment Thank you for helping us to improve our forums. Is this comment offensive? Please tell us why.