The american molder 2
The American Molder
by Ed Chesney
The American Molder was donated to the city by Collins Carter, the president of Albion Malleable Iron Company, in 1972. The piece was designer by sculptor Ed Chesney, and was casted by Fred Petrucci. The face of the American Molder was deliberately made to appear non-racial, in order to honor hard working people of all races that Michigan Ave./ Superior St. were employed by the iron companies. At the base of the statue, a plaque contains a quote from James Russell Lowell. "No man is born into the world whose work is not born with him. There is always work, and tools to work with, for those who will, and blessed are the thorny hands of toil." Dedicated November 9, 1974, as tribute to the craftsmen and laborers of this community.
Location 42.246733, -84.753167, Albion, MI
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