- Associated Press - Sunday, October 11, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The state is restoring a 19th century statue of George Washington that stands in Capitol Square in Richmond.

Work on the $1.3 million project began in August and expected to take about six months.

Virginia Department of General Services project manager Erich Thomas tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1G6GlGP ) that he expects the repairs to last for another 150 years.

The statue of George Washington on horseback sits atop a 60-foot monument created by sculptor Thomas Crawford. The middle tier holds statues of other Virginia figures, including Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry.

The monument arrived in Richmond in November 1857 and was unveiled in 1858.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, https://www.timesdispatch.com


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