Artist: David von Schlegell (1920-1992)
Installed March 1, 1988
The statue “EAGLE” is landing on a twenty-four foot tall granite column.
Designed by David von Schlegell, a professor at Yale University, the eagle is made of aluminum, covered in gold leaf, and stands eight feet tall.
The eagle symbolizes civic pride, virtue, and strength.
The column is the only piece of Connecticut stone found in the Legislative Office Building.
The statue is situated so it is aligned with the Capitol dome, connecting the two buildings visually.
Courtesy of the League of Women Voters of Connecticut, Inc.