The Valentine plaque reads “THIS BRONZE SCULPTURE REFLECTS THE ENDURING LOVE SHARED BY THE COUPLE DEPICTED HERE.” When the correct letters are written into the numbered boxes, the solution will be GO SOUTH TO GAZEBO BEHIND OLD COURTHOUSE.
As seen on the gazebo plaque, Mr. Harris first profession was a LAWYER. When a straight line connects the letters in lawyer, the lines intersect with the words WALK NORTH TO SHORT MEMORIAL AT BOTTOM OF STAIRS.
The statue is presented by THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY. The directions associated with those words compile to read WALK SOUTHEAST AROUND STEEL FENCE TO MEMORIAL WITH AN ETERNAL FLAME.
After all of the words have been circled, the uncircled letters of the word search will spell WALK SOUTH TO THE NEXT INTERSECTION.
The building name is CITY HALL and its street number is 509. The code of coordinates can then be solved to read FOLLOW SIDEWALK WEST ONE BLOCK TO COMMERCE DRIVE.
TR + GAVEL – G = TRAVEL
NO + EARTH – EA = NORTH
2 = TWO
B + LOCKS = BLOCKS
HAND – H = AND
CARROTS – ART + S = CROSS
APRON + ACE – ARA = PONCE
CAVE + N + GLUE – CGL = AVENUE
The reflection reads TO CONTINUE YOUR QUEST TRAVEL EAST TO THE NEXT STREET LIGHT AND LOOK FOR THE PLAQUE ON THE CORNER BUILDING.
The pertinent plaque text reads “PYTHAGORAS LODGE NO. 41 F & A M DECATUR, GEORGIA.” When the correct letters are transferred to the numbered boxes, the solution reads GO SE TO CORNER. LOCATE WAGON SIGN IN BUSH.
The sign in the bush reads “UNLAWFUL TO PARK WAGON OR BUGGIES AROUND THIS SQUARE.” When those words are replaced with their respective code words, the solution is WALK EAST THEN SOUTH ON CHURCH STREET TO MARTA.
The maze solution intersects with letters that spell GO EAST TO 215 SYCAMORE STREET.
The words etched into the facade of 215 Sycamore Street are DECATUR-DEKALB LIBRARY. The instructions paired with those three words compile to read GO WEST TO THE MARTA STATION. LOOK ABOVE THE ENTRANCE FOR A STATUE. USE STAIRS ON THE SIDE TO ARRIVE THERE.
The name of the commodore on the bust is STEPHEN DECATUR. After those letters are inputted into the grid, the arrow code solution is LOOK BEHIND STATUE FOR HIDDEN QUOTE.
Author’s note: You may find many Clue Town stickers on the back of the statue. The City of Decatur regularly cleans the stickers off, but people continue to stick them to the statue. Please don’t vandalize.