Work Underway To Rebuild Baltimore Columbus Statue, Will Not Go Back in Little Italy

Oct 13, 2020 795

BY: Shelley Orman

It's now been more than three months since the Christopher Columbus statue in Little Italy was toppled and thrown into the harbor. No arrests have been made. FOX45 has learned the statue is being worked on at an artist's studio on the eastern shore. It’s a months long process. Because of the extent of the damage they’re actually going to be creating an entirely new statue.

"In one day they tore down some thing that took years to put up there and I said to myself that I’m not going to allow that," says Tilghman Hemsley who led the charge to pull the pieces of the statue out of the Inner Harbor after it was torn down in July. His son, artist Will Hemsley, is now working to rebuild the statue which was sculpted in Italy in the 1980s.

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