20 Griffin aea-p3-- A statue in the shape of a griffin (cq GRIFFIN) is on a pedestal in the construction site on South Scott Avenue and East Ochoa Street on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, in Tucson, Ariz. Photo by A.E. Araiza/Arizona Daily Star Transmission number 145202 MANDATORY CREDIT, NO MAGS, NO SALES

A.E. Araiza

This fine fellow, south of Broadway on South Scott Avenue downtown, is easily accessible and downright delightful, making it the perfect statue with which to take a photo. 

The mythical beast was erected as part of an overhaul of South Scott Avenue where the Temple of Music & Art, The Owls Club and other businesses reside. It was created by artist Joe O' Connell, who also made the public art for Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr Library in Marana.