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At Walnut and 12th Street stands Germania, a free-standing limestone sculpture carved by Leopold Fettweis in 1877 for the facade of the German Mutual Fire Insurance Company. Originally, it symbolized the spirit of Germany watching over the area. As a result of anti-German sentiment during World War I, the figure’s name was changed to Columbia, the spirt of America, and “E Pluribus Unum” was added to her robe.