The Spinner of Spinner Park – Turners Falls, MA

the spinner of spinner park

Found in a pocket park in the heart of Turners Falls, a bronze figure of a female textile worker by French sculptor Leon Cugnot stands surrounded by a well-kept flower garden. Dedicated in 1985, this sculpture honors the contribution of women to the town’s industrial past.

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A plaque in front of the sculpture reads:

THE SPINNER

SCULPTER: LEON CUGNOT
FOUNDRY: SALIN SA, FRANCE
ROBINSON IRON, ALABAMA, USA

DEDICATED TO THE WOMEN WHO HAVE WORKED IN THE MILLS
IN THE VILLAGE OF TURNERS FALLS FOR MANY YEARS.

MAY THE CHARM, GRACE, AND ELEGANCE OF THIS STATUE
BE A LASTING SYMBOL OF WOMEN AT WORK.

DEDICATED IN 1985 WITH THE REVITALIZATION OF AVENUE A
THROUGH THE STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

BOARD OF SELECTMEN:
GALE ANN MARCEAU, CHAIRMAN
CLARKSON E. EDWARDS
FRANCIS PLEASANT

FRANK ABBONDANZIO, COMMUNITY PLANNING DIRECTOR

MONTAGUE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT: JOSEPH JANIKAS, DIRECTOR

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS: SCAPE UNLIMITED, INC.

FUNDED BY THE CITIZENS OF
MONTAGUE AND THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Address: 4th Street / Avenue A, Turners Falls, Ma
Coords: N 42° 36 27.7 W 72° 33 27.2
Hours: always visible

Date visited: 09/06/2008 at 3:21pm

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