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:
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]

Awaking Muse (Schaumburg)

Teacher [gone]
McPherson, KS
Pioneer Mother
of Kansas
Liberal, KS
Dorothy and Toto
Liberal, KS
This wood-carved Teacher statue was created by Gino Salerno in 1994. The statue was named "Miss Wickersham" after the Wickersham Elementary School which was located nearby. In 2014, the head was found to be damaged and removed. In 2018, the entire statue was gone. I don't know if there are plans to reinstall it.

The Pioneer Mother of Kansas bronze statue was designed by Wheeler Williams in the 1920s. This casting was installed in front of the Liberal Memorial Library in 1961. [map]

This statue of Dorothy and Toto is installed at Dorothy's House and the Land of Oz. The statue was created by Lee Lester and installed by 2009. Small copies of the statue were produced and sold in order to raise funds for the larger statue. [map]

Bewitched (Salem)

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 had 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:
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:
Rosie the Riveter (Wood-Ridge) [map]

Winnie the Witch
St. James, NY
Winnie the Witch stands behind Wick's Farm & Garden. She is 30 feet tall and has been here since 1976. There were at least three previously versions of her. She was built from wood, scrap metal, and weather-resistant canvas. There was once a fence around Winnie with some funny graves and a small pond to throw coins in to make wishes. These photos are from 2007. The business has been closed since around 2018 and the Witch had deteriorated badly. In 2023, the sculpture was restored. [map]

More New York:
Lucille Ball (Jamestown)

North Carolina:
Jenny Lind (Asheville) [gone]

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