The Statues at the Square
These four statures represent Charlotte's past, present and future. With thanks to Sculptor Raymond Kaskey who also created the Queen Charlotte Statue at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
The statue of the woman holding up a child represents the "Future" and if you are ever on the square you will notice that all of the other statues are looking toward the future. The 2nd statue is that of a Railroad worker and he represents our "Transportation", everything from our street cars to our air transportation. "Commerce" is represented by our Gold Miner. This area of our country was the location of our nation's first Gold Rush and today Charlotte remains a financial capital, second only to New Your City. The last statue is "Industry" represented by the female textile worker. The textile industry and cotton mills helped transform Charlotte into a booming city.