Saturday, March 14, 2009

Ever Wondered..."What are the Lions?"

If you've ever visited Germantown, Ohio, I'm sure you've wondered..."What are the lions?" A trademark of Germantown , these are the "Homer Kern Lions". Homer Kern, who made approximately 300 handmade concrete lion statues decorate homes, parks and offices in this Village and across the nation (according to the Germantown Historical Society). A native of Germantown, born in 1900, he died at the age of 101. He began making the 420 pound concrete lions in 1984 from a mold found at the Buckeye Concrete Company. Mr. Kern's 10 years of handiwork brought him fame to the Village and brought Germantown an identity as the "town with all the lions."


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