Statue of Fort Wayne's namesake staying put
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 10:25

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A statue of Fort Wayne's namesake will be staying put with a new plan to improve its visibility in a heavily wooded downtown square.

The nonprofit Courthouse Preservation Trust is offering to spend up to $100,000 in private money to enhance the setting for the bronze statue of Revolutionary War Gen. Anthony Wayne.

Mayor Tom Henry had announced plans for moving the statue to the nearby Courthouse Green, but accepted the group's offer just before the City Council was to vote Tuesday on a resolution opposing the move.

The Journal Gazette and the News-Sentinel report preliminary plans for the statue's current site include removing and pruning some trees and installing lighting.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.


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