Lowden State Park, Indian Statue
Designed by Lorado Taft, the Indian stands on a high bluff in Lowden State Park as a tribute to Native Americans. The 50 ft figure, dedicated in 1911, is composed of structural concrete with an architectural concrete exterior. The concrete exterior had deteriorated over time, despite past attempts to repair extensive cracking and spalling. In 2015, Landmarks Illinois named the Indian as one of the state’s Most Endangered Historic Places. SGH served as the historic preservation specialist and designed concrete repairs for the iconic statue.