Statues of Women (page 2)

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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]

Statue of Liberty
El Monte, CA
Statue of Liberty
Las Vegas, NV
Statue of Liberty
Milwaukie, OR
The fiberglass Statue of Liberty replica in El Monte is 23 feet tall. It was installed in 1987. The statue was donated to the city by a Taiwanese immigrant. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This Statue of Liberty in Las Vegas was installed in the Liberty Square strip mall in 1981. The base housed the Statue of Liberty Pizza restaurant. Coincidentally, there is now a Liberty Tax office in one of the strip mall's storefronts. For more, see this website. [map]

There is also a larger Statue of Liberty in Las Vegas. It is located at the New York, New York Casino. The statue was built in 1997 and is half the height of the real statue in New York City.

This Statue of Liberty in Milwaukie is located next to Mikanikmyk Auto Services. It was installed in 2006. The statue is about 30 feet tall and stands on a 20 foot tall base. [map]

Statue of Liberty
Seattle, WA
Statue of Liberty
Memphis, TN
This Statue of Liberty in Seattle was created in 1952. It is about six feet tall, excluding the base. The statue was built during a Boy Scout campaign where about 200 Statues of Liberty were installed around the country. For more, see this website. [map]

This Statue of Liberty in Memphis is 72 feet tall. It was sculpted by Ryan Bessant and installed in 2006 in front of the World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church. The statue holds a cross intead of a torch. She holds a tablet shaped like that used for the Ten Commandments. It is referred to as "The Lord's Lady Liberty" and "Lady Liberation." For more, see this website. [map]

More Statue of Liberty Statues:
Kremmerling, CO
Blue Ridge, GA
McRae, GA
Kingman, KS
Liberal, KS
Lamar, MO
Missoula, MT [map]
Philadelphia, NY
Leavittsburg, OH [map]
Muskogee, OK
Muskogee, OK
Tahlequah, OK
Harrisburg, PA [map]
Rapid City, SD [gone]
Wheatland, WY

Mermaid [gone]
Little River, SC
This Mermaid statue was part of the sign at the Curious Mermaid, a home and garden gift shop. The mirror and comb are mermaid symbols, representing female vanity. These photos are from 2007. The store closed in 2008 and the statue is gone.

Mermaid & Catfish
Salado, TX
This bronze Mermaid & Catfish sculpture was created by Troy Kelley in 1985. It was installed near a stream in Pace Memorial Park around 2009. It depicts the myth of "Sirena", an Indian Maiden, and a magical Catfish. For more, see this website. [map]

Mermaid Gift Shop
Kissimmee, FL
Mermaid [gone]
Mounds View, MN
The Mermaid Gift Shop must have been designed at the same time and built by the same folks responsible for the giant wizard gift ships in Kissimmee and Orlando. [map]

This fiberglass Mermaid in Mounds View was 30 feet tall. The statue was built by the Rubelson Sign Company. It was installed on the roof of the Mermaid Entertainment and Event Center. The statue was built in 1967 for the Mermaid Supper Club, the original name of the place. The statue was removed in 2018 and put in storage. The owners might have her reinstalled on the property if the City approves. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

More Mermaid Statues:
Rainy Lake, ON

Pioneer Woman
St. Paul, MN
Venus de Milo
Lakewood, CA
Lady Desert
Rhyolite, NV
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.

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. For more, see this website. [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.

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]

Mary Tyler Moore
Minneapolis, MN
Ice Skater [gone]
Culver City, CA
Maria's Nightclub
San Jose, CA
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.

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 features this female statue on the roof. It is 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 has been here or anything else about it? [map]

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.

Our Lady of Guadalupe
Windsor, OH
The Our Lady of Guadalupe statue was built in 1995. Including the angel and base below, it is 50 feet tall. The statue is installed in a farmer's field behind the Servants of Mary Center for Peace. The white globe topped fence surrounding the lake in front of the statue is meant to represent a string of rosary beads. For more, see this website.

Virgin Mary
Port Arthur, TX
The statue of Virgin Mary was built in 1986. It is installed in the Queen of Peace Shrine across the street from the Queen of Vietnam Catholic Church. The statue was supposedly built by parishoners. [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.

Sealy, TX
Maria's Taco Xpress
Austin, TX
This statue of Sekhmet is located at IRC Surplus. Sekhmet was the warrior goddess of healing in Egyptian mythology. The figure has the head of a lioness and the body of a woman. For more, see this website. [map]

Maria's Taco Xpress opened around 2005. This statue of "Loca Maria" is installed on the roof. It was modeled after Maria Corbalan, the restaurant's owner. [map]

Mama's Used Cars [gone]
Charleston, SC
Mama's Used Cars uses this likeness of their 80-something owner in its signs and advertising. This photo of this 25 foot tall inflatable statue was taken in 2007. "Big Mama" was installed around 2005 but, by 2013, she was gone. For more, see this website.

Lady of the Lake
Elberta, AL
The Lady of the Lake would be 108 feet tall if she could stand up. The two-part statue is actually 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. For more, see this website. [map]

More Statues of Women:
Go Go Girl (San Diego, CA) [gone]
Jantzen Girl (Daytona Beach, FL)
Pioneer Mother of Kansas (Liberal, KS) [map]
Paul Bunyan's Sweetheart (Hackensack, MN)
Virgin Mary (Millerville, MN)
Jenny Lind (Asheville, NC)
Rosie the Riveter (Wood-Ridge, NJ) [map]
Shannon Miller (Edmond, OK)
Portlandia (Portland, OR) [map]
Cowardly Lion Amazon (Port Royal, SC)
Ukrainian Woman (Canora, QC)
Cowgirl (St. Henri-de-Taillon, QC)

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