Columbus Park (Buffalo, New York)

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Columbus Park is a park located in Buffalo, New York along Porter Avenue and Niagara Street at 641–649 Niagara St. It is one of the oldest parks in Buffalo, and lies within the Prospect Hill Historic District but is not a contributing property to the district.[1] A statue of Christopher Columbus was added in 1952.[2] The statue was removed on 10 July 2020.[3] The same day, city officials announced that the Park would be renamed with no mention of Columbus.[3] The new name will involve someone that better honors the contributions and sacrifices of Italian Americans.[3]

Columbus Park
Columbus Park (Buffalo, New York) is located in New York
Columbus Park (Buffalo, New York)
Location in New York
Columbus Park (Buffalo, New York) is located in the United States
Columbus Park (Buffalo, New York)
Location in United States
Location641–649 Niagara St, Buffalo, NY 14201
Coordinates42°54′22″N 78°53′55″W / 42.9062083°N 78.8984774°W / 42.9062083; -78.8984774Coordinates: 42°54′22″N 78°53′55″W / 42.9062083°N 78.8984774°W / 42.9062083; -78.8984774

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Prospect Hill Historic District".
  2. ^ "Your Pocket Parks". Olmsted Parks Conservancy. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  3. ^ a b c McShea, Keith & Sommer, Mark (10 July 2020). Statue comes down in Christopher Columbus Park; name change will follow. Buffalo News. Retrieved 10 July 2020.