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Olympia & Granby Mill Workers

Olympia & Granby Mill Workers

The historic mills of Granby, Olympia and Whaley Street designed this monument to provide a larger than life-size impression of the mill worker experience. The Fales & Jenks spinning frames, used in the mills up until the1930s, are in silhouette cut out of 1/2 inch Corten (rusting) steel. The larger-than-life-size mill workers are porcelain enamel panels, details taken from Lewis Hine’s famous Child Labor Photos from 1919. The sculpture is 22 feet long, 10 feet high, and weighs over 5 tons.

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Location: Olympia Park


596 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC, 29201

33.985077, -81.035834