Nittany Lion Shrine - Summer, Four Seasons Collection
The New Nittany Lion Statue at Penn State, in morning light, and just a touch of fog. This image is part of the "Lion in Four Seasons" collection.
The Nittany Lion Shrine at Pennsylvania State University was dedicated on October 24, 1942 during Homecoming. Animalier Heinz Warneke and stonecutter Joseph Garatti created it from a 13-ton block of Indiana Limestone.
The shrine was chosen from six models submitted by Warneke. The shrine is a gift of the class of 1940 and rests in a natural setting of trees near Recreation Building.