The Statue at the Providence Rd and Queens Rd Intersection in Charlotte NC

Have you missed the statue at the Providence and Queens Rd intersection and do you know the story behind it?

I’ve lived here for 16 years and I didn’t know the background and story behind the statue.

Turns out the statue is of Hugh McManaway, one of Charlotte’s more eccentric natives who used to direct traffic at the intersection.

Théoden Janes has written a beautiful article not only updating progress on Hugh’s statue restoration since his last encounter with a vehicle last Fall but also illuminating the story behind the statue.

I found the article and the story of how the statue came to be such a fixture at that Charlotte intersection as well as learning more about the man behind the statue.

The statue’s creation and restoration are really a wonderfully heartwarming story of community, connection, the lasting impact any one of us can have simply honoring our unique way of being.

If you’re familiar with Charlotte or new to the area I highly recommend checking out the article and learning more about it. I know it’s changed the way I’ll view the statue next time I pass through that intersection. After extensive renovations the statue of Hugh should be back at Queens and Providence very soon.

Théoden Janes Article about The Hugh McManaway Statue Restoration

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About dianemcdermott

Diane is deeply passionate about serving single and divorced women home buyers, first time home buyers and new to the area buyers navigate the Charlotte area home buying process. Having navigated separation and divorce she has deep respect for the stress of transition and need for a home living situation that supports and nurtures. She connects and guides clients as they navigate the home buying process, transitioning to a space they'll love calling home. McDermott Real Estate
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