Statues of Women (page 3)

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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. [map]

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 parishioners. [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.

Birmingham, AL
Sealy, TX
Maria's Taco Xpress [gone]
Austin, TX
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]

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 started out as a food truck in 1997. The business moved to this location in 2006. This statue of "Loca Maria" was installed on the roof. It was created by Michael Peschka and modeled after Maria Corbalan, the restaurant's owner. The restaurant closed in 2020 and this statue was removed.

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.

Shannon Miller
Edmond, OK
This bronze sculpture of Shannon Miller, an Olympian gymnast and Edmond resident, was installed in Shannon Miller Park in 2001. The sculpture was created by Shan R. Gray. [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]

Lady of the Lake [gone]
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's not known yet if she will be recreated. For more, see this website.

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]
Portlandia (Portland, OR) [map]
Cowardly Lion Amazon (Port Royal, SC)
Minnie Pearl (Centerville, TN)
Ukrainian Woman (Canora, QC)
Cowgirl (Saint-Ludger-de-Milot, QC) [map]

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