Address: Houdini Plaza, Downtown Appleton, Wisconsin.
Sculptor: Richard C. Wolter.
Dedicated: May 25, 1985.
History: The Metamorphosis sculpture is a representation of a trick by the same name that Harry Houdini used as the big finish in many of his magic performances. The sculpture was designed by Richard C. Wolter and stands just over 14 feet tall, weighs about 4.5 tons, and is balanced on one corner at a 32-degree angle.
This site was the childhood home
of Ehrich Weiss in 1874. He later
became world-famous as the
great escape artist and magician
By Richard C. Wolter
Donated to the city of Appleton
By Boldt Development Corp.
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