Photo: HIPS/Will Kirk
City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke welcomes the Lizette Woodworth Reese Memorial--also known as
the Good Shepherd Statue--back to its home in Waverly.
The piece was rededicated June 1 on the
Johns Hopkins@Eastern campus, where it had been originally installed, 70 years ago, at Eastern High
School. After the school closed, the statue was moved to the merged Lake Clifton-Eastern High
School and rededicated on June 1, 1987.
Its return last week was choreographed by the Eastern High
Alumnae Association, which raised $20,000 for the effort and garnered support from Clarke, the
city's Commission for Historical & Architectural Preservation and Johns Hopkins officials. The statue
of a shepherd and lambs honors an 1873 graduate of Eastern and a line from a poem she penned that
said, "Come every helplessness and every dread ... a shepherd is at hand ..." It is the work of Reese's
friend, sculptor Grace Hill Turnbull.