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Pittsburgh work crew removes Stephen Foster statue

The Stephen Foster statue was removed from its post near Schenley Plaza on Thursday morning. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Grant Burgman | Contributing Editor

April 26, 2018

The controversial statue of American songwriter Stephen Foster was removed by the city of Pittsburgh from its perch near Schenley Plaza early Thursday morning. Sculpted in 1900 by Giuseppe Moretti, the statue has sat across from the Stephen Foster Memorial since 1940. It depicts Foster, a 19th-cent...

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