Seattle’s Statue of Liberty

Alki Statue of Liberty in Seattle

Did you know that Seattle has its very own Statue of Liberty? It’s at Alki Beach.

The Statue of Liberty, a small replica of the original “Liberty Enlightening the World” in New York City, was a gift from Reginald H. Parsons and the Seattle Council of the Boy Scouts of America in 1952. The statue has become such a symbol of liberty and courage that it became a place to mourn, to reflect, and to leave mementos after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Alki Statue of Liberty in Seattle 2

City of Seattle’s Alki Beach Park

The materials used for the Seattle Statue of Liberty prepared it poorly for fifty years of sand, salt spray, and vandalism, leaving it ready for replacement.
Northwest Programs for the Arts plan to recast the sculpture in bronze as soon as they have necessary funds and have an unveiling shortly thereafter, rededicating the statue.

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