HAMILTON — The Alexander Hamilton statue is the focal point of the new logo for the Hamilton Visitors Bureau.
The 13-foot tall bronze “American Cape” statue also has high visibility in the median of High Street at Journal Square in downtown Hamilton.
“We wanted something contemporary but also to bring in the historical value,” said Jack Armstrong, president of the bureau’s 14-member board. “The flow and beauty of the cape was a nice addition to the statue.”
Armstrong said the board “felt it was time to develop a new logo from what they had before.” The previous logo was ready for an upgrade after nearly a decade, Armstrong said.
The statue now central to the bureau’s image was created by artist Kristen Visbal of Lewis, Del. The community raised $200,000 to commission the statue that was dedicated on Oct. 23, 2004.
The purpose of the bureau is to promote travel and tourism, improve economic conditions and community attitudes, and promote citizen and visitor activity. It is also to develop and maintain an increased civic interest in the city as a host area.
Contact this reporter at (513) 696-4504 or Ed.Richter@coxohio.com.