Judge To Mediate Dispute Over Schenley Park’s Columbus Statue

Jun 17, 2021 324

A western Pennsylvania judge will mediate a dispute over a statue of explorer Christopher Columbus in a Pittsburgh park. Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge John McVay declared an impasse in the dispute between the city of Pittsburgh and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America over the Columbus statue in Schenley Park, the Tribune-Review reported.

McVay issued an order last week instructing the parties to identify who will participate from each side during the mediation, which has not yet been scheduled. City crews last fall covered the 13-foot (4-meter) statue, which was erected in 1955, in advance of Columbus Day. The Pittsburgh Art Commission voted unanimously to remove the statue and Mayor Bill Peduto agreed, but the Italian Sons and Daughters of America filed a lawsuit.

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SOURCE: https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com

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