The ongoing renovation project of the state Capitol’s South Park has been kind to the memory of Boies Penrose, Pennsylvania’s political boss of a century ago.
Penrose’s bronze statue is graced with new landscaping and floodlights to shine a beacon on him in the Harrisburg night.
It’s not the first time that Penrose has experienced a makeover. The statue itself erected a decade after Penrose’s death in 1921 presents a trimmer figure than the U.S. senator was in real life. READ MORE »