The grandsons of James MacKnight, who first proposed building an
iron statue to serve as the city's symbol, have been discussing what to do with the 9-inch-tall sculpture and decided it should be at Vulcan Park.
Sculptor Giuseppe Moretti had given it to MacKnight as a gift.
The small 107-year-old sculpture features the profile of a woman.
Until it was brought to Birmingham, it had been in Honea Path, S.C.; and in Richmond, S.C.
Vulcan Park is home to the sculptor's 56-foot-tall iron statue overlooking Birmingham.
The park's website says it's the world's largest cast iron statue.
Combined with its 124-foot pedestal, the total height is 180 feet.
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