Birmingham's Vulcan Park to Display Sculpture

By: AP
By: AP

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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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