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Catalog Number PALM 00621
Artist Ziegler, Glenn
Artist Role Sculptor
Title Devastating Tornado Tree Guard
Provenance One of two dozen cast-iron tree guards commissioned by the City of Louisville as part of the 1991 plan to create a Cultural Arts District along Louisville's historic West Main Street. The concept for the tree guards was developed by public artist Jack Mackie in conjunction with EDAW Landscape Architects. The tree guards were cast from molds made of wooden walking sticks carved by artists from all over Kentucky. Each walking stick reflects a business or moment from Main Street's rich history. The original wooden walking sticks are now hanging at the Metro Development Center at 444 South Fifth Street.

This tree guard commemorates the devastating tornado that swept down Main Street in 1890. The tornado was dubbed the "Whirling Tiger of the Air." The tree guard is located at 801 West Main Street.
Material Iron
Medium Metal
Technique Cast
Location 801 West Main Street