The acorn-eater is one of four atop the Osborn Gates, which depict stories from Aesop's Fables. Designed by Paul Manship and installed in 1953, the gates were removed in 1972 after vandalization and put back into place, restored, in 2009.
Salient symbol of saving, the squirrel makes an apt adornment for the window keystone of the former Kings County Savings Bank in Williamsburg.
Made of Dochester stone, the bank was designed by King & Wilcox and opened in 1868.
A first-floor window-surround dating from the '20s on the Belvedere Hotel, 319 West 48th Street.
Terra-cotta squirrel at the Parkchester housing complex in the Bronx. To look at more of these decorative elements at Parkchester, visit: Alluring Architectural Appliqués in the Bronx
Another first-floor decorative window treatment--this one at Millan House, 116 East 68th Street, designed by Andrew J. Thomas in 1931.
Twinned squirrels at the entrance of 19 Christopher Street.
On the Waldo Hutchins Bench in Central Park is this enwrethed squirrel attributed to Corrado Novani and the Piccirilli Brothers Studio, the firm celebrated for carving works by renowned sculptors, including Daniel Chester French's colossal centerpiece for the Lincoln Memorial.