South Philadelphia Group Vows To Stand Guard At Christopher Columbus Statue ‘Around The Clock,’ Block Its Removal

Aug 14, 2020 462

BY: Alecia Reid

After a monthslong battle, the Christopher Columbus statue in South Philadelphia will be moved to storage. The Art Commission has made its decision to move the statue, but some residents plan to fight that decision in court. “They can’t do that,” South Philly resident Maureen Fratantoni said.

After dozens of hours of community testimony and the Historical Commission’s vote to move the Columbus statue, the Art Commission voted to place it in storage for six months until a decision is made on its long-term home. Neighbors from The Gravy Seals community group say not on their watch.

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SOURCE: https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

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