On this day in Alabama history: Vulcan statue placed on National Register of Historic Places

On this day in Alabama history: Vulcan statue placed on National Register of Historic Places
Vulcan Statue & Park, 1996. (Richard K. Anderson, Jr., Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)

July 6, 1976

The Vulcan statue was placed on the National Register of Historic Places July 6, 1976. Vulcan is the largest cast iron statue in the world at 56 feet tall. It was created by Italian-born sculptor Giuseppe Moretti to represent Birmingham in the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. The National Register of Historic Places is the United States federal government’s official lists of sites, buildings, structures, districts and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance.

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