Where Are Chicago’s Hidden Statues?

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In a statement Friday morning, Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office said the two statues — one in Grant Park and one in Arrigo Park — had been temporarily removed “in response to demonstrations that became unsafe for both protesters and police.” David Wilson / Flickr / Wikimedia
Columbus statues Chicago
In a statement Friday morning, Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office said the two statues — one in Grant Park and one in Arrigo Park — had been temporarily removed “in response to demonstrations that became unsafe for both protesters and police.” David Wilson / Flickr / Wikimedia

Where Are Chicago’s Hidden Statues?

Two Christopher Columbus statues are now in city storage, sharing space with several other forgotten Chicago monuments. Meanwhile, a gift from Mussolini still stands near Chicago’s Soldier Field. Reset talks with Chicago historian John Schmidt to learn more about the city’s hidden statues.

GUEST: John Schmidt, historian and author of Hidden Chicago Landmarks