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Visionary

Jane Addams

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, November 5, 2012
1. Visionary Marker
Inscription. Social Philosopher Jane Addams envisioned a peaceful world community based on cooperation, mutual understanding, and acceptance of differences. Pragmatist She advocated the participation of all citizens n the creation of a just and democratic social order. Writer She authored eleven books and hundreds of articles. Lecturer A compelling public speaker, she drew upon he experience at Hull-House as a touchstone for larger social concerns. Defender Committed to civil liberty, she deplored violence, stressed compassion and multicultural understanding, and promoted a vision that valued life over death and liberty over coercion.

Sculpture Garden

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° 
Jane Addams Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 5, 2012
2. Jane Addams Memorial
Helping Hands 1993 by Louise Bourgeois
marker on the right
37.3′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker can be reached from South Indiana Avenue. 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.
 
Additional comments.
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.

 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Helping Hands Memorial to Jane Addams<br>by Louise Bourgeois<br>(1911-2010) image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 5, 2012
3. Helping Hands Memorial to Jane Addams
by Louise Bourgeois
(1911-2010)
Hands image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 5, 2012
4. Hands
Hands image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 5, 2012
5. Hands
Hand image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 5, 2012
6. Hand
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 25, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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