Appleton, Wisconsin Parks and Places - Metamorphosis

FACTS:
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.

The base surface is stone from New London and the sculpture is fabricated from three inch into the links three inches by 12 inches. Wolter, a native of Chicago, worked on the sculpture for almost a year. The sculpture was donated to the city of Appleton by Boldt Construction Co.

PHOTOS:
Houdini (7/16/2001) Houdini (7/16/2001)
Metamorphosis. Houdini Plaza.
Houdini (7/16/2001) Houdini (1987)
HOUDINI PLAZA
Dedicated 1985
This site was the childhood home
of Ehrich Weiss in 1874. He later
became world-famous as the
great escape artist and magician
Harry Houdini.
METAMORPHOSIS
By Richard C. Wolter
Donated to the city of Appleton
By Boldt Development Corp.
1985


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