PAWLING, N.Y. — Keith Sherman and Dr. Roy Goldberg call it “the Chester,” and there is a reason it resides in the garage.
“We couldn’t get it in the house,” Mr. Sherman said.
“The Chester” was the 7-foot-tall plaster model for a statue at the 1939 World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens — a 42-foot-tall riot of horses and ships towering over a cityscape.
The statue stood on the Avenue of Transportation, a short walk from the fair’s icons, the Trylon and Perisphere — the T&P, as they were referred to in “1939: The Lost World of the Fair” (Free Press, 1995), a fictional account of the fair by David Gelernter, a Yale professor. And the Chester behind “the Chester” was Chester Beach, a New York sculptor. READ MORE