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Restored eagles return to Toomer’s Corner

AUBURN – A pair of iconic eagles that have stood watch for more than 50 years at the main gate to Auburn University, at Toomer’s Corner, were placed back on their pedestals on Friday, April 13, after having been restored to their original stateliness with the assistance of the Auburn University Facilities Management staff and a local company which manages restoration projects.

With a missing beak on one and a damaged wing on the other, the weathered statues were removed from their brick pedestals in November. They have been repaired by The Lathan Company Inc., a Mobile-based firm specializing in the historic preservation of landmark structures and buildings

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