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Boys Town Pylon

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The Boys Town Pylon was a part of the 1940s building expansion project. Father Flanagan was involved in designing and planning the new buildings and structures which numbered close to one hundred. It was the largest building project in the Midwest following World War II.

Father Flanagan designed the large stone Pylon to sit at the entrance to the village. In the early years of the Home, many children walked to Boys Town. Father Flanagan wanted them to know they had made it to their new home. Set on a high point it could be seen for several miles in each direction as people approached the village. Many former residents describe walking to the Boys Town and the thrill they received seeing the large Pylon for the first time.

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