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Houston’s oldest public artwork, the Monument to Confederate hero, saloonkeeper, and Irish-American Richard W. "Dick" Dowling  in Houston’s Hermann Park is getting a scrub. The marble statue, dedicated on St. Patrickís Day in 1905 (think Jedidiah Springfield) will be cleaned with "a gentle system of slow water-misting," as well as replacing some missing details.

also by Bill Davenport
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