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Ames, Iowa: Metal Woman's Head

A large head of a woman, as interpreted by artist Dennis Patton. The wood version decayed, so it's been replaced with one made of rusting steel.

800 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA
Downtown, on the southwest corner of US Hwy 69/Grand Ave. and Hwy 930/Lincoln Way.
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Woman head.

Metal Woman's Head

The actual address to use for GPS purposes is 500 Lincoln Way for the Iowa Department of Transportation building. There's a small lot where you can park and walk to the statues.

[Meredith, 08/21/2019]

Woman head.

Metal Woman's Head

I have to admit this is a pretty ugly sculpture. I usually like the metal arts and can usually appreciate sculptures like this. Not a very becoming likeness for us ladies to be proud.

[Russ & Annette, 07/02/2017]

Metal woman's head.

Woman's Head

Metal sculpture of a woman's head, on Lincoln Way, east of Iowa State University.

[Jack Steck, 03/01/2010]

The sculpture is by artist Dennis Patton.

Wooden Lady - Now Metal Lady

An update on the "wooden lady". The ugliest statue I've ever seen in my life was taken down last year, to my delight, as the wood was rotting. Amazingly, it was replaced with an identical metal one. Lucky us.

[Shirley Corley, 03/04/2000]
Wooden Lady - Replacement Coming

The wooden lady in Ames was just removed from the corner of Grand Avenue and Lincolnway on 10/21/98). They will be making a steel replica of it becaused it has deteriorated so much.

[Jean Heintz, 11/01/1998]

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