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The Reverend Horace Bushnell was a local Congregational minister and civic leader who was the primary force behind the conversion of the slum of Hartford into what is now known as Bushnell Park.  This portrait bust of Bushnell, located on the East Facade of the State Capitol is the third roundel from the left. Conrads’ sculptural depiction of Bushnell shows his psychological intensity and well-delineated facial features as the subject gazes outward with a piercing stare. This work is placed next to another bust sculpted by Conrads of Hartford born Noah Webster, the author of Webster’s dictionary.