My family and I recently had the privilege of visiting Chesterton Square in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, the home of the only life-size statue of G.K. Chesterton in America! Here are some photos of our visit--view and be jealous, my fellow Chestertonians!
Around each side of the statue are four different plaques:
My brother and I were thoroughly enjoying ourselves, standing next to GKC!
A few more pics of GK and his square:
Ponchatoula is also known for its Strawberry Festival in the spring, when there is beautiful weather. Chesterton Square is an event center; wouldn't it be just perfect if they had the next ChesterCon there in Ponchatoula?
Here is the Ponchatoula Train Depot, directly across the street from Chesterton Square. The Chesterton Square's creator said he wanted it to look like Chesterton had fallen asleep on the train and accidentally disembarked at Ponchatoula!
Right next to the Train Depot is the home of "Ole Hardhide", who is " an alligator credited with "writing" a column in The Ponchatoula Times newspaper. The current Hardhide is the fourth by that name."
The old train engine!
The square from different angles.
To the far left in the distance, you can see the steeple for St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
A pretty alleyway in Ponchatoula.
I was so thrilled to be able to see the statue and the square!