Acacia Griffins

The Griffins in front of the old Acacia Life Insurance building, now home to Jones Day, includes two griffins created by Edmond R. Amateis in 1936. The two mythological creatures consisting of the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. These two sculptures flank the steps that lead up to the entrance of the building. The griffin on the left is a female and the griffin on the right is a male. Each holds a nest of eggs between its paws which symbolizes the defense of their home. The image below is of the male griffin.Acacia Griffin


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