Statues from old Muncie courthouse find new home

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Three statues that once adorned a Muncie courthouse will find a new home outside the Delaware County building.

The Star Press reports that county commissioners voted this week to place the statues of a Delaware Indian tribal chief and the goddesses of agriculture and industry outside the county building to preserve them.

The sandstone statues have stood across from the current courthouse for 20 years. They had been stored for years after the old courthouse was razed in the 1960s.

Commissioners wanted to move the statues to a new site because of a project to remake the streetscape of Walnut Street to the east of the statues. The cost to move, clean and re-set the statues will be about $12,000.

Information from: The Star Press

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