Pere Marquette Township in Mason County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Boy and Girl Under the Umbrella
For generations of Ludington residents, the statue of the "Boy and Girl Under the Umbrella" was the center piece of the City Park.
The statue, made entirely of a cast metal, originally had been positioned on the front lawn of the James Foley residence now, Manor House on the corner of Ludington and Washington Avenues. A city alderman in 1890, talked Foley into giving the statue to the City Park and there it stayed until 1976.
Vandals made the statue unpresentable until George Peterson Sr., a longtime member of the Historical Society's Board of Directors, volunteered to restore it. After two months, eleven colors of paint, and the help of his wife Janette, the "Boy and Girl" were ready to provide beauty to White Pine Village. The umbrella was restored by DeWayne Skoog of Skoog Heating & Sheet Metal.
Erected by Mason County Historical Society.
Location. 43° 55.645′ N, 86° 26.739′ W. Marker is in Pere Marquette Township, Michigan, in Mason County. Marker can be reached from South Lakeshore Drive half a mile north of Iris Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in Historic White Pine Village, about 150 feet from the parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1687 South Lakeshore Drive, Ludington MI 49431, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. First Mason County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); S.S. Badger / Ludington Car Ferries (approx. 1˝ miles away); Swedish Lutheran Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); "Sport Fishing" (approx. 1.9 miles away); Mason County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Mason County / Mason County Courthouse (approx. 1.9 miles away); "The Abbie" (approx. 2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 2 miles away).
Also see . . . Historic White Pine Village. (Submitted on August 16, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
In 2015, the name of Ludington's City Park was changed to Rotary Park.
— Submitted August 16, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.