Albion Interactive History / American Molder Statue

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N. Superior and Michigan, Statue, “American Molder,” 1975

     

 

Architecture

Located in Corner Park, a vest-pocket park. The statue, which depicts a foundry worker pouring a ladle of molten metal, was designed by Edward Chesney and cast in 1974 by Frederick Petrucci. It is a copy of a statue by Frederick Hibbard in 1922, but this statue used a local model, John Passmore, a long time employee of Albion Malleable Iron, based on a photograph of him that appeared in the Battle Creek Inquirer. The park is landscaped with grass and shrubbery.

Source: National Park Service; Superior Street Commercial Historic District Registration Form. Prepared by Lloyd Baldwin. October 1996.

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