Statue depicting Italian American immigrant family to replace Columbus Monument

Nov 18, 2022 107

The Board of Alders City Services and Environmental Policy committee approved a finalized plan for a new monument that will replace the previous statue of Christopher Columbus in Wooster Square park.

This decision — made by the Alders on Nov. 3 — along with the detailed plan, was the culmination of over a year’s discussion following the removal of the Christopher Columbus statue in June 2020 after contentious public debate over colonial statues. 

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