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Juneau, Alaska: Chicken Yard Nun

Tiny official park features a small scrap metal sculpture of a nun in black feeding rusty chickens. A century ago the sisters of Saint Ann's ran a hospital and supplied eggs from their chicken yard.

Chicken Yard Park

635 6th St, Juneau, AK
6th St. and Basin Rd/East St.
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Chicken Yard Nun

The Chicken Yard Nun sculpture was commissioned by artist and Starr Hill resident Judy Cooper.

[Judy Crondahl, 12/30/2021]

The artist who actually created the chicken-feeding nun sculpture was the late Arthur Higgins, who lived in Juneau in the early 1970s.

Sign for Chicken Yard Park is topped with a metal sculpture of a nun feeding chickens.

Chicken Yard Nun

Chicken Yard nun.

[Paul Little, 06/05/2019]

The nun sculpture at the Chicken Yard is a 1970s scrap metal work by fisherman-turned artist Arthur Higgins, commissioned by another artist. The nun feeding chickens is a nod to the sisters of Saint Ann, who once operated a hospital, raised chickens, and supplied eggs from this location.

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