CHICAGO (AP) — A bronze statue of George Washington has been restored and slightly relocated in a park on Chicago’s South Side in time for Veterans Day.
The 112-year-old monument depicts the nation’s first president atop a horse and holding a sword skyward. It has returned to Washington Park, in a location 25 feet south of where it was first installed, after cleaning and restoration.
The statue is a replica of one originally commissioned by the Daughters of the American Revolution as a gift to France and unveiled in Paris in 1900.
It was created by two American sculptors: Daniel Chester French, who is known for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., and Edward Clark Potter, who designed the lions outside the New York Public Library.