Rutland, Vermont: Face and Hand of AA Founder

Abstract marble sculpture of Bill Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, who wrote that he developed his willpower as a child in Rutland. One side is an enlargement of his face, the other is his oversized open hand. Sculpted by Steve Shaheen in 2019.
128 Merchants Row, Rutland, VT
Center Street Marketplace Park. Enter through the alley to the right of Kelvans, on the east side of Merchants Row, across from the WalMart.
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It's in a small sculpture garden off the main road. You have to park and walk behind buildings to see the sculptures. There is also a sculpture of dedicated to stone workers who immigrated to the area.

[Tracy, 07/17/2020]

The hand and face of Bill Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous and boyhood resident of Rutland, is carved on opposite sides of native Vermont stone.

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