Location Information
(for the Statue of Liberty replica)
Name:Statue of Liberty (replica)
Address:Main Street
in east median at intersection of Main Street and 7th Street South
City/County:Columbus, Lowndes County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1950
According to wikipedia: "Between 1949 and 1952, approximately two hundred 100-inch (2.5 m) replicas of the statue, made of stamped copper, were purchased by Boy Scout troops and donated in 39 states in the U.S. and several of its possessions and territories. The project was the brainchild of Kansas City businessman, J.P. Whitaker, who was then Scout Commissioner of the Kansas City Area Council. The copper statues were manufactured by Friedley-Voshardt Co. (Chicago, Illinois) and purchased through the Kansas City Boy Scout office by those wanting one. The statues are approximately 81⁄2 feet tall without the base, constructed of sheet copper, weigh 290 pounds, and originally cost $350 plus freight."