Black angel

Black angel - placed beside her husband’s Though the...

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Black angel A locally famous monument, the 8.5-foot (2.6 m) tall "Black Angel" statue was erected in 1912 as a memorial to Nicholas Feldevert. Local lore and superstition surround this beautiful, but eerie, Angel of Death[2]. The story of the Black Angel dates back to the late 19th century when Teresa Feldevert traveled to Iowa City from an area that is now known as the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Her first marriage produced her son, Edward Dolezal, who died in Iowa City in 1891. Teresa had the bronze angel statue made in Chicago transported to Iowa City to be placed in the cemetery in 1912. Her second husband, Nicholas Feldevert’s ashes were placed in a repository at the base of the statue. When Teresa died in 1924, her ashes were
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Unformatted text preview: placed beside her husband’s. Though the monument displays Teresa’s birthdate, there is no sign of her deathdate. Over the year the bronze statue oxidized, acquiring a greenish-black patina. [3] Many students and surrounding residents of Iowa City visit the statue. The biggest night of attraction is Halloween where students and residents gather around the statue, some test their luck by touching or kissing the statue. It is said that if one touches or kisses the statue they will be struck dead, unless that person is a virgin. It is also rumored that if a pregnant woman walks beneath the statue’s stretched wings that she will miscarry.[4] Unfortunately, vandals have damaged the statue, removing several fingers....
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2010 for the course ENGL 56990 taught by Professor Jaclyn during the Spring '10 term at HCCS.

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