It is actually owned by the Brown family, and it is not abandoned.Cemetery officials have no records of who is currently buried there and of course can't open it without family permission, alas they are all deceased. Youtube video of the folklore tales here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv00Grq4F7E
Very nice pictures !!
The night and day from the tower is too cool !!
Thanks for sharing with someone far from home.
"Eternal Vigilance is the title of the bronze sculpture that huddles at the foot of the Erie Art Museum’s marble steps. The work of local artist John Silk Deckard (1940 ~ 1994), the sculpture has some history as an Erie landmark. It was first commissioned and installed in front of the Erie Art Center on West Sixth Street in 1978. When the Art Center moved to State Street and became the Erie Art Museum in 1983, the sculpture was installed in front of the Art Museum, where it remains today." ~ "Eternal Vigilance is breathtakingly vital, a moment of tortured humanity captured in 500 pounds of bronze. The artist hoped to “get the viewers involved in unraveling and discovering the work.” Deckard described the piece as representing “a heroic, self-clutching figure." ~ From Erie Art Museum