The Spinner - Turner's Falls, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 36.438 W 072° 33.453
18T E 700348 N 4720099
Quick Description: The Spinner is located in Spinner Park at Avenue A and 4th Street in the Turner's Falls section of Montague, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 8/11/2016 4:26:47 AM
Waymark Code: WMRW3Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:

A bronze Art Nouveau style figure of a female textile worker was created by the French sculptor Leon Cugnot. It honors the contribution of women textile mill workers who made a significant contribution to the development of the village of Turner's Falls during the its industrial past.

The female figure is wearing a sleeveless dress and sandals. She is standing on a circular plinth above a square base with her arms above her head while holding, what appears to be, a hank of yarn in her left hand.

A plaque in front of the sculpture is inscribed:

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 TURNER'S 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 PLANNER

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

Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: The Spinner

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Leon Cugnot

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 7/1/1985

Materials used: bronze statue, granite base

Location: Spinner Park - Turner's Falls, MA

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