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In 2018, Rochester sculptor Olivia Kim cast thirteen replicas of the famed 1899 statue of Frederick Douglass by Sidney W. Edwards. That statue stands on a tall plinth in Rochester's Highland Park Bowl. Kim's replicas were placed in selected locations around the city. Shown is the replica installed in Washington Square Park at South Clinton Avenue and Court Street, along the site of an imposing 1892 Civil War Soldiers and Sailors monument topped by a full-length sculpture of Abraham Lincoln.
The replica project commemorated the bicentennial of Douglass's birth in 1818.
This statue in Washington Square Park is one of thirteen statues produced by sculptor Olivia Kim, each a replica of the famed statue by Sidney W. Edwards, which stands on a tall plinth in Rochester's Highland Park Bowl. It was installed in 2018.
Washington Square Park, at South Clinton Avenue and Court Street, is the longtime home of Rochester's imposing Soldiers and Sailors monument, featuring a statue of Abraham Lincoln atop its plinth. That monument, standing 42 feet tall, was designed by sculptor Leonard W. Volk and dedicated in 1892.