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Monument to Confederate Women

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Area  less than one acre
NRHP Reference #  96000452
Architectural style  Neoclassical architecture
Built  1913 (1913)
Opened  1913
Added to NRHP  26 April 1996
Monument to Confederate Women
Location  State Capitol Grounds, jct. of W. 7th and Marshall Sts., Little Rock, Arkansas
MPS  Civil War Commemorative Sculpture MPS
Similar  Arkansas State Capitol, Big Dam Bridge, Broadway Bridge, Little Rock Zoo, Funland Amusement Park

The Monument to Confederate Women, also known as the "Mother of the South", is a commemorative sculpture on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock, Arkansas. It depicts a mother and two of her children saying goodbye to an older son who is dressed in a Confederate uniform. The sculpture is cast in bronze, and stands over 7 feet (2.1 m) in height. It is mounted in a multi-tiered pedestal, nearly 12 feet (3.7 m) in height, with sections made of concrete, granite, and marble. The statue was created by J. Otto Schweizer, and was dedicated in 1913. It was funded by the United Confederate Veterans.

The memorial was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

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Monument to Confederate Women Wikipedia


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