St. George and the Dragon

Twente Hall Lawrence, KS

Marjorie Whitney, 1932

Above the main entry of the former Watkins Memorial Hospital, which opened in 1932, is a large limestone relief depicting St. George slaying the Dragon, representing disease.

It was designed by Professor Marjorie Whitney, a 1929 alumna and chair of KU’s design (1940-68). Other Whitney ornamentations on Twente include a sculpted door and bas-reliefs of animals, garlands and flowers on the tower.