"Homage to Women" by Mico Kaufman (See link for his education and works.)
Located in the Market Mills Courtyard
Market Street, Lowell, Massachusetts
"This sculpture is a tribute to Lowell's nineteenth
century 'mill girls.' The intertwined figures also
represent the struggles and aspirations of all
women throughout time."
Located in downtown Lowell, MA.
Corner of Shattuck and Market Streets
This work, constructed in 1985 by Elliot and Ivan Schwartz, depicts an Irish canal worker widening the canal ways of Lowell.
In 1821 Hugh Commisky led a
band of laborers on a trek from
Charlestown to Lowell. With muscle
and sweat they dredged canals in
the soil of rugged farmland. As
others joined in their toil a complex
waterpower system evolved, creat-
ing a new era of textile production.
When one generation had endured
and the clamor of manufacturing
increased, immigrants came by
the thousands seeking labor and
a better life. This fountain cele-
brates workers and their contribu-
tion to industrial and human heritage.
Lowell Heritage State Park
Lowell National Historical Park
ARTIST(S): Elliot Schwartz, sculptor; Ivan Schwartz, sculptor.
DATE: Installed 1985.
From the Lowell Historical Society,
|Hugh Commiskey died at his home on Adams Street, at age of 82, December 12, 1871.|
To Remember "Homage to Women" and "The Worker" on this Labor Day