Statues of Women (page 1)

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This section is organized alphabetically by state. Note that there are separate pages (links at the bottom) for Native American Women and Mermaid/Statue of Liberty Statues. In addition, there is a separate page for International Fiberglass Miss Uniroyal Statues.

Birmingham, AL
This statue of Electra was installed on top of the Alabama Power Company Building in 1926. Originally named "The Divinity of Light", the 23-foot-tall nude statue was created by Edward Field Sanford Jr. She holds lightning bolts in her hands. The bronze statue is covered with gold leaf. For more, see this website. [map]

Lady of the Lake
Elberta, AL
The Lady of the Lake would have been 108 feet tall if she could have stood up. The two-part statue was acutally only 50 feet long. She was built by Mark Cline and originally installed in 2012 in a pond at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. Later that year, she was moved to the Barber Marina. The statue was destroyed in a hurricane in 2020. It was recreated and reinstalled in 2022. For more, see this website.

Venus de Milo
Lakewood, CA
This Venus de Milo sculpture was carved in 1989 by Norman McComb from a tree stump in his front yard. The statue is about seven feet tall. The house is now owned by different people but the sculpture remains. [map]

Giant Emmy
North Hollywood, CA
This 18-foot-tall Giant Emmy is installed in front of the Television Academy. It was built from silicon bronze and installed in 1991. It was originally at the center of a fountain. Around 2015, the fountain was converted into a base surrounded by vegetation. [map]

Ice Skater [gone]
Culver City, CA
Maria's Nightclub [gone]
San Jose, CA
This Ice Skater is about nine feet tall and stood on the roof of the Culver Ice Arena. The Culver Ice Arena opened in 1962. It was originally known as the Culver City Ice Rink. This fiberglass statue was built in the late 1950s or early 1960s for the Ice Capades office in Hollywood. There, the statue spun on a block of ice over the entrance in front of a huge neon sign. The statue is believed to have been modeled after Donna Atwood. Atwood was a figure skating champion and Ice Capades star in the 1940s and 1950s. In the late 1960s, the statue was moved to the West Covina Ice Arena. It was moved to Culver City in the early 1980s. The skater was stationary and illuminated with spotlights at night. The Culver Ice Arena's steel and backlit plastic sign was built when the rink opened. It is about sixty feet tall and features stylized snowflakes. In 2014, the Culver Ice Arena closed. In 2016, the statue was removed by site's new tenant, Harbor Freight. It is being stored for now. For more, see this website.

Maria's Nightclub featured this statue on the roof. She was about 10 feet tall. I'm guessing that the statue was built in conjunction with the sign which appears to be from the 1960s. Does anyone know how long the statue had been here or anything else about it? By 2022, the statue was gone. It is now in a private collection.

Amelia Earhart
Alameda, CA
This Amelia Earhart statue was installed in 2015 in front of Earhart Elementary School. The bronze sculpture entitled "Oceans to Fly" was created by Jane DeDecker in 2014. [map]

Amelia Earhart
Burbank, CA
Amelia Earhart
North Hollywood, CA
The original, seven-foot-tall, fiberglass sculpture of Amelia Earhart was built in 1971 by Ernest Shelton. It was refurbished in 1988. In 2003, the statue was moved from North Hollywood to the Hollywood Burbank Airport where it is displayed inside. A mold of the statue was made and a bronze casting was creating for the statue which is now installed in the North Hollywood park. For more, see this website. [map]

Mariam Mother of Life Shrine
El Cajon, CA
The Mariam Mother of Life Shrine was built in 2003 at the St. Ephrem Maronite Catholic Church. It depicts Mary and the baby Jesus. For more, see this website.

Virgin Mary
Santa Clara, CA
Virgin Mary
New Castle, DE
The Santa Clara and New Castle Virgin Mary statues were created by Charles Parks. They are about 34 feet tall and made of stainless steel. The Santa Clara statue was commissioned in 1982 and stands on the grounds of the Our Lady of Peace Parish. The fifth photo in the top row shows a smaller version of the statue on the church grounds. It appears to have been created by Parks as well. [map]

The New Castle statue was installed in 2007 on the grounds of the Holy Spirit Parish. The statue is also called "Our Lady Queen of Peace". For more, see this website. [map]

Parks created a similar statue in 1999. Known as "Our Lady of the New Millennium", it travels around to different parishes in the Chicago area. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

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