Mermaid Statues

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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
Mermaid [gone]
Mounds View, MN
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]

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.

Mermaid Gift Shop
Kissimmee, FL
The Mermaid Gift Shop was built in 2000. It was built by the same company which built the giant wizard gift shops in Kissimmee and Orlando. [map]

Spring Hill, FL
These statues of Mermaids were installed at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in 1947. The sculpture shown in the third and fourth photos above is installed on top of the Adagio Fountain. The figures are executing the "Adagio pose" which was performed by the live mermaids during shows. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Sausalito, CA
This bronze Mermaid sculpture is six feet tall. It was created by Jennie Wasser and donated to the City in 2001. It is installed next to a Shell station. [map]

Andrea's Fountain
San Francisco, CA
Andrea's Fountain in Ghirardelli Square features bronze sculptures of two mermaids, one with a child, turtles, and frogs. It was created by Ruth Asawa in 1968. It was named after Andrea Jepson who was the model for the mermaids. [map]

Cayucos, CA
This bronze Mermaid was installed around 2005 in front of a real estate office. The sculpture's exposed breasts upset many in the community initially but the mermaid remains. The sculptor is not known but may have also created the two mermaids in Ventura shown below. [map]

Ventura Harbor
Ventura, CA
Soter Point
Ventura, CA
These bronze Mermaids are located across the channel from each other at the Ventura Harbor. The one at Soter Point was installed in 2009. The Harbor sculpture was installed in 2017. Both statues were donated to the City but the artist remains unknown. For more, see this website. [Harbor map]; [Soter Point map]

More Mermaids:
Garrison, MN
Oak Harbor, WA
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Rainy Lake, ON

Book: Mermaids of Earth, Philip Jepsen, 2017

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