|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
Black Hawk County - Cedar Falls
Annie Wittenmyer Sculpture
This sculpture honors Annie Wittenmyer. A native of Keokuk, she was best known for founding the diet kitchens during the Civil War. After the war she was the founder of several orphanages in the state including one in Cedar Falls at the present site of the University of Northern Iowa. She also was the 1st President of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union. The sculptor of this statue was Tom Gibbs and it was dedicated on April 20, 1996. Seven granite tablets were included to provide information about the life and accomplishments of Annie Wittenmyer. One of these is shown below. Also on this web site are the Orphan's Monument in Cedar Falls and another orphanage location in Davenport in Scott County. The statue is located at the entrance to Lang Hall on the eastern edge of UNI. Thank you to Gary Lettow for notification of this monument. Photos taken 2/1/12.