Minneapolis residents have been mourning the death of Mary Tyler Moore since her passing last week on Jan. 25, 2017. She was well known for her 1970s sitcom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which helped put Minneapolis on the map.
“The 1970s were a time when IDS Center was rising from the ground, Nicollet Mall was still new, and lots of change was coming to Minneapolis,” says Melvin Tennant president and CEO, Meet Minneapolis. “The Mary Tyler Moore Show, with its images of Minneapolis and frequent references to the city, really brought our growing city onto a national stage.”
Minneapolis Visitor Information is the proud home of the Mary Tyler Moore statue, which TV Land originally placed in Nicollet Mall in 2001. The center is allowing visitors to place flowers near the statue to commemorate Moore’s life.
“Mary Tyler Moore played the most famous TV resident Minneapolis has ever had,” says Tennant. “Mary Richards was a character so many people looked up to for her independence, her humor and her spirit. To have her associated with our city has been an honor over the years.”
For those who would like to visit the statue, Minneapolis Visitor Information is located in CenterPoint Energy Building at 505 Nicollet and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. on weekends.