This is a replica of "The Temple of Love". Construction began in 1897 and was completed in 1903. St. Joseph was carved by Lorenzo Bartolini circa 1830's in Italy using white Carrara marble. Due to vandalism, the staff and part of the hand was missing from the statue. The ceiling tile work was also in bad shape from years of water damage
Monkey Jockey Riding Dog, c. 1950’s In 1930 Loretta and Charles David of Miami, Florida conceived of the idea of using monkey jockeys in Greyhound races. Twelve infant Capuchin monkeys imported from Panama were raised with twelve Greyhound puppies, so that they would form close bonds. After two years of maturing together and intensive training, they were ready for the track.
"Eight-year old Jack driving horse rake. A small boy has difficulty keeping his seat on rough ground and this work is more or less dangerous." August 1915, western Massachusetts. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.