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Replicas of historic eagles installed at newly renovated Toomer’s Corner

Replicas of the historic stone eagles have been installed at the newly renovated Samford Park at Toomer's Corner.AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Capping a five-month renovation of Samford Park at Toomer’s Corner, workers today placed two stone eagles atop the gates marking the entrance to Auburn University.

The eagles are replicas of the two marble statues that adorned the gates for more than 50 years. The original statues were displayed inside Samford Hall this summer, away from the elements that have taken their toll over the years.

“They are showing a lot of wear from exposure to the weather,” said Ron Booth, executive director of facilities operations. “By moving them inside, we can better protect them and create displays that allow for viewing up close.”

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