Statues of Women (page 2)

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circle of women
Gainesville, FL
This circle of women is installed behind the Florida School of Massage. These smaller than life-sized, concrete statues appear to have been created by the same artist that made the giant hands which hold the business' sign.

Fort Lauderdale, FL
This Thrive sculpture was created by Daniel Popper and installed in 2020. It is over 30 feet tall. The woman's chest is a fern-covered tunnel that can be walked through. For more, see this website. [map]

More Florida Statues of Women:
Jantzen Girl (Daytona Beach)
Muse of Discovery (Orlando)

Waving Girl and Dog
Savannah, GA
The Waving Girl and Dog statue depicts Florence Martus who waved at arriving and departing ships at the Savannah River port from 1887-1931. This 9-foot-tall, bronze statue was created by Felix De Weldon and installed in 1972. For more, see this website. [map]

Illinois Statues of Women:
Awaking Muse (Schaumburg)

Kansas Statues of Women:
Pioneer Mother of Kansas (Liberal) [map]

Waitress [gone]
Flint, MI
This Giant Waitress, aka "The Big Girl", stands on top of the sign at the Colonial Coney Island and Family Restaurant. She has been there since 1978. The statue is 13 feet tall. It was repainted sometime between 2007 and 2009. The photos in the top row are from 2006. The bottom photos are from 2011. In 2014, the restaurant closed and the statue was removed. In 2018, the statue was restored. It is now in a private collection in Davison, MI. For more, see this website.

Mary Tyler Moore
Minneapolis, MN
Pioneer Woman
St. Paul, MN
The life-sized bronze statue of Mary Tyler Moore was installed downtown in 2002. It depicts Moore's portrayal of Mary Richards in 1970s sitcom known as the Mary Tyler Moore Show. The statue stood in nearly the exact spot where the actress threw her hat into the air during the show's opening sequence. In 2015, the statue was removed during construction. In 2017, it was reinstalled. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Pioneer Woman stands at the Minnesota State Fair as a tribute to Minnesota women. It was created by Gordon Shumaker and installed here in 1959. For more, see this website. [map]

More Minnesota Statues of Women:
Paul Bunyan's Sweetheart (Hackensack)
Virgin Mary (Millerville)

Mammy's Cupboard
Natchez, MS


Mammy's Cupboard was built as a restaurant in 1940. The 28-foot-tall black woman has a 20 foot wide skirt. The skirt was originally painted yellow and Mammy's skin tone was coal black. The restaurant was built as a tourist attraction addition to Henry Gaude's Shell gas station. There were originally pumps in front of the building. Gaude drew the sketch and built the structure out of wood and tin. The bricks and wood came from a torn down cotton gin. Mammy's eyes were illuminated with light bulbs and horseshoes were originally used as earrings.

In 1943, the restaurant closed and was used for storing hay. In 1947, it reopened as a drive-in with carhops. The gas pumps disappeared sometime after the late 1970s, although they had ceased operating long before that. In the 1990s, Mammy's paint was peeling badly and her arms had fallen off. She was restored after that. However, by 2019, the was missing her right arm and tray again. The restaurant is still open for lunch. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. [map]

New Jersey Statues of Women:
Rosie the Riveter (Wood-Ridge) [map]

North Carolina Statues of Women:
Jenny Lind (Asheville) [gone]

Dolly Dimples
Silver Creek, NY
Lady Desert
Rhyolite, NV
Dolly Dimples stands among the plaster statuary being sold in front of Valvo's Candies. She is about 12 feet tall. This giant waitress has been here since at least the mid-1970s. She is believed to have originally been just down the road at Pat's Drive-in, a restaurant which is now gone. Either this statue was installed at the Danbury Fair at some point or there were two of these statues produced. [map]

Lady Desert, officially entitled "Lady Desert: The Venus of Nevada", is a 25-foot-tall sculpture made of cinder blocks. It was created in 1992 by Dr. Hugo Heyrman. This nude woman was done in a pixelated style. For more, see this website. [map]

Bliss Dance
San Francisco, CA (now Las Vegas, NV)


This Bliss Dance sculpture was built by Marco Cochrane in 2010 for the Burning Man Festival. The dancing woman was 40 feet tall and made of stainless-steel mesh. At night, the sculpture was lit with slowly changing colored LED lights. It was installed at Treasure Island in San Francisco in 2011 and removed in 2015. In 2016, the sculpture was installed in Las Vegas. For more, see this website. [map]

More Nevada Statues of Women:
Blue Angel Motel (Las Vegas)

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