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Descendant grateful for restoration of lions

| Monday, June 10, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
The new Dollar Bank lions were unveiled on June 5, 2013 outside of the bank's Fourth Avenue location. The new statues were carved by Nicholas Fairplay to replace the originals, which were carved by Max Kohler in 1871.
Gwen Titley | Tribune-Review
The new Dollar Bank lions were unveiled on June 5, 2013 outside of the bank's Fourth Avenue location. The new statues were carved by Nicholas Fairplay to replace the originals, which were carved by Max Kohler in 1871.
The new Dollar Bank lions were unveiled on June 5, 2013 outside of the bank's Fourth Avenue location. The new statues were carved by Nicholas Fairplay to replace the originals, which were carved by Max Kohler in 1871.
Gwen Titley | Tribune-Review
The new Dollar Bank lions were unveiled on June 5, 2013 outside of the bank's Fourth Avenue location. The new statues were carved by Nicholas Fairplay to replace the originals, which were carved by Max Kohler in 1871.
Barry Chad, a docent with the Pittsburgh History and Landmark Foundation, shows Hoover Elementary students the original Dollar Bank lions on June 5, 2013 at the Dollar Bank on Fourth Avenue. The original statues were carved by Max Kohler in 1871.
Gwen Titley | Tribune-Review
Barry Chad, a docent with the Pittsburgh History and Landmark Foundation, shows Hoover Elementary students the original Dollar Bank lions on June 5, 2013 at the Dollar Bank on Fourth Avenue. The original statues were carved by Max Kohler in 1871.

I would like to thank all of the Dollar Bank personnel who were involved in the project to repair the original lion sculptures and provide reproductions for outside the bank's Fourth Avenue Heritage Center, Downtown.

The press conference on June 5 was a great way for all of us who love those lions to come together to see the result (which was fantastic).

You took on an incredible project to save those magnificent pieces of art for many more years to come, and I am personally grateful.

Janet Talik

Hampton

The writer is the great-granddaughter of Max Kohler, who carved the original lions in 1871.

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