Chicago in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Memorial This first monument in Chicago to a woman is dedicated to Jane Addams and the many she served. Symbols It depicts different ages of mankind — gentle baby, vulnerable child, able adult, aging parent. Hands Comforting, helping, strong in solidarity, the hands recall Addams' words: “Perhaps nothing is so fraught with significance as the human hand.…” Gift of the B. F. Ferguson Fund of the Art Institute of Chicago, established in 1902 to honor great figures or events in American History.
Location. 41° 51.433′ N, 87° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Chicago Women’s Park, 1827 South Indiana Avenue, Chicago IL 60616, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry B. Clarke House (within shouting distance of this marker); John J. Glessner House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Pullman (about 400 feet away); Battle of Fort Dearborn (about 700 feet away); Second Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wheeler–Kohn House (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Book Company Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Platt Luggage Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
1. Helping Hands by Louise Bourgeois
Helping Hands, was originally installed at Jane Addams Park near the Navy Pier, where it was hard to see and subject to graffiti. It was removed in 2006 and reinstalled in 2011 in its present place.
— Submitted November 25, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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