Oppose Any Attempts to Remove The White Plains, NY Columbus Statue

Jul 15, 2020 376

BY: Antonio Meucci Lodge #213 Order Sons of Italy in America

NOT JUST STONE: WHITE PLAINS COLUMBUS STATUE MUST REMAIN! The Antonio Meucci Lodge #213, Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America (OSIA) of White Plains and many Westchester Italian American groups oppose any attempts to remove the statue of Christopher Columbus in White Plains, NY. The statue in Tibbets Brook Park at Lake Street and North Broadway was donated to the City by our founders in 1915.

Carved in Carrara marble under the supervision of renowned local sculptor Peter Celli, it is an exceptional work of art. It has tremendous symbolic value to the active and civic-minded White Plains Italian American community here, representing the difficult—and often brutal—Italian immigrant struggle our forefathers endured to achieve the American dream. 

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