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Texas Towns | Dallas | Centennial

The Six Ladies of Fair Park
Seductiveness and
skin as smooth as cement

Fair Park

Dallas, Texas

The six female figures that flank the entrance to the Hall of State building at DallasFair Park are the work of Raoul Josset and Lawrence Tenney Stevens. The 20 foot statues (on 12 foot pedestals) face each other and represent the five nations (and one would-be nation) that are more frequently represented by the “six flags” of Texas.

Although they first appear to be the work of a single artist, the six figures are the work of two: Raoul Josset, the Franco-American, Dallas-based sculptor formed the representative forms for Mexico, Spain and France while American sculptor Lawrence Tenney Stevens designed the women representing Spain, The Confederacy and the Republic of Texas.


Photographer's Note:
"The Esplanade where the statues stand starts at the corner of Parry and Exposition. Actually, 100 yards or so into the park, as you cannot enter at that point. Northeast corner of the fair grounds." - Mike Price
Dallas TX - Fair Park Hall Of State "Texas" Statue by Lawrence Tenney Stevens
"Texas" by Lawrence Tenney Stevens
Fair Park - Centennial Building

Photo courtesy of Mike Price, September 2009
Dallas TX - Fair Park Hall Of State "Confederacy" Statue by Lawrence Tenney Stevens
"Confederacy" by Lawrence Tenney Stevens
Fair Park - Centennial Building

Photo courtesy of Mike Price, September 2009
Dallas TX - Fair Park Hall Of State  Statue - "Spain" by Lawrence Tenney Stevens
"Spain" by Lawrence Tenney Stevens
Fair Park - Centennial Building

Photo courtesy of Mike Price, September 2009
Dallas TX - Fair Park Hall Of State "United States"  Statue by Raoul Josset
"United States" by Raoul Josset
Fair Park - Automobile Building

Photo courtesy of Mike Price, September 2009
Dallas TX - Fair Park Hall Of State "Mexico" Statue by Raoul Josset
"Mexico" by Raoul Josset
Fair Park - Automobile Building

Photo courtesy of Mike Price, September 2009
Dallas TX - Fair Park Hall Of State "France" Statue by Raoul Josset
"France" by Raoul Josset
Fair Park - Automobile Building

Photo courtesy of Mike Price, September 2009
Dallas TX - Fair Park Hall Of State Allegorical Detail by Sculptor Harry Lee Gibson
Photo courtesy of Mike Price, September 2009
An allegorical detail mounted on the building above the statue Tejas Warrior is by sculptor Harry Lee Gibson. The figure, representing Texas, is shaded by the state tree - the pecan. The owl (wisdom) clasps a key in its talons, representing knowledge and prosperity.
Hall of State in Fair Park, Dallas Texas
Hall of State in Fair Park
Photo courtesy Matt Pasant, 2008

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