Happy Birthday Schaumburg!  You turned 60 this year on March 7, 2016 and we’re happy to celebrate with you!

In honor of your birthday year, we’re doing a monthly blog posting based on some of our favorite things about you.

During the month of April we’re asking the readers of this blog to share their favorite piece of public art that has appeared in Schaumburg.  

Maybe it’s one of the pieces in the sculpture garden near the village hall?

Or, maybe you liked one of the big chrome pieces that was in Center Court at Woodfield?

How about the big Weber grill at the restaurant by the same name?

Possibly it was one of the heads that appeared outside of the Chicago Athenaeum on Roselle Road? Big HeadsOr maybe it’s this much loved gentleman that you can find in the foyer of the library.

Library sculpture

Maybe you remember one from the past that has slipped into obscurity or there was one in the school you attended day in and day out.  Whatever the case may be, please share with us!

Jane Rozek
Local History Librarian
Schaumburg Township District Library


  1. larryrowan Says:

    I just passed by the spot the heads used to occupy and was thinking how much I liked them. I don’t think there was anything more attention getting than the “Heads of Schaumburg”. Thanks for the picture Jane!

  2. Tracey Partin Says:

    I submitted a photo of my favorite statue to this newsletter back in 2011 (published in the August 7th edition) — it was a picture of the front cover of the Hoffman Estates High School class of ’80 yearbook showing a sculpture created by artist Robert Gadomski back in 1978. I was one of several art students who helped out in “the studio” (aka “the garage”) behind the school where it was built. The statue was dedicated in 1979 and stood in front of the Hoffman Estates Police Department on Gannon Road for years. I don’t know what happened to it after it was removed, but I know it was not sent to the sculpture park in Schaumburg.

    • jrozek Says:

      Hello Tracey,

      I definitely remember your comment regarding this sculpture. (You can see it here: https://ourlocalhistory.wordpress.com/2011/08/07/the-case-of-the-missing-sculpture/)

      To the best of my knowledge, it’s not possible to send a scan of a photo to the blog but, if you send it to my email, I’d be happy to try and post it. (Our library doesn’t own this particular yearbook so I can’t scan it myself.) Because the yearbook is District 211’s property and there might be copyright concerns, I’d have to contact them for permission to use it on the blog–but that’s usually not a problem.

      You can reach me at jrozek@stdl.org

      Thank you for following up!

      Jane Rozek
      Local History Librarian
      Schaumburg Township District Library

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