Christopher Columbus statue to come down in Atlantic City

Jun 29, 2020 491

BY: Joe Martucci

The Christopher Columbus monument, in the resort since 1958, will be taken down from its location on Arctic Avenue at the base of the Atlantic City Expressway. The statue, which is on city property but funded by the Casino Redevelopment Investment Authority for upkeep and relocations, will be moved to avert potential vandalism.

But the statue’s moving date and future home remain uncertain. There has been talk of relocating it to Hammonton, or storing it for safe-keeping. The move is the latest in a series of regional and nationwide conflicts over Columbus statues resulting from the social justice protest movement.

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SOURCE: https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com

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