Statue of Abraham Lincoln (Portland, Oregon)

A bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln by George Fite Waters was installed in Portland, Oregon's South Park Blocks, in the United States, until 2020. The 10-foot statue was donated by Henry Waldo Coe.[1]

Statue of Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln, South Park Blocks, Portland, Oregon (2013).JPG
The sculpture in 2013
ArtistGeorge Fite Waters
Year1928 (1928)
TypeSculpture
MediumBronze
SubjectAbraham Lincoln
LocationPortland, Oregon, United States
Coordinates45°31′00″N 122°40′57″W / 45.51674°N 122.68242°W / 45.51674; -122.68242Coordinates: 45°31′00″N 122°40′57″W / 45.51674°N 122.68242°W / 45.51674; -122.68242

HistoryEdit

The statue was cast at Claude Valsuani's foundry in France in 1927, on Lincoln's birthday, and was dedicated on October 5, 1928.[2]

Protesters toppled the statue during the Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage in October 2020, along with the nearby Theodore Roosevelt, Rough Rider.[3]

On July 28, 2021, Stan Pulliam, the mayor of Sandy, Oregon proposed to have the Lincoln statue, Theodore Roosevelt, Rough Rider, and the statue of George Washington reinstalled in Sandy.[4] He said, "When we heard last week that the city of Portland is considering not putting the statues back up we decided we’re tired of the embarrassment." A decision on the future of the statues has not been made.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Abraham Lincoln, (sculpture)". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  2. ^ "South Park Blocks". City of Portland, Oregon. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  3. ^ "Portland protesters knock down Roosevelt, Lincoln statues in 'rage' toward Columbus Day". USA TODAY. Retrieved Oct 12, 2020.
  4. ^ "Sandy mayor wants toppled Portland statues". KOIN 6. LakeOswegoReview. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  5. ^ Jones, Joelle. "Monumental shift: Portland statues may get new life in Sandy". Koin 6.

External linksEdit

External image
  Abraham Lincoln, South Park Blocks (Portland, Oregon), University of Oregon Libraries