Robert E. Lee Monument
Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
 
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The Robert E. Lee Monument located in Robert E. Lee Park, Dallas, Texas. The park, formerly Oak Lawn Park, was purchased from private owners in 1909. The statue, located at the intersection of Turtle Creek Blvd. and Hall St., was created by Alexander Phimister Proctor at the request of the Dallas Southern Memorial Association and dedicated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on June 12, 1936 as part of the Texas Centennial celebration. During his dedication speech Roosevelt said that Lee was "one of the greatest American Christians and one of our greatest American gentlemen." The park was then renamed Robert E. Lee Park. At the time the cost of the statue was about $50,000.

(The monument was removed by the City of Dallas under order of the democrat mayor Mike Rawlings on Sept. 14, 2017. Democrat Dallas Mayor Pro-Tem Dwaine Caraway said "the city has an obligation to protect the public by making sure Lee's statue is removed.")



Another view of the Robert E. Lee Monument.



Head on view of the Robert E. Lee Monument.



Close-up view of the Robert E. Lee Monument.



Close-up view of the Robert E. Lee Monument.



Close-up of the statue of Robert E. Lee.



Close-up of the Confederate soldier riding with General Lee.



Side view of the Robert E. Lee Monument.



Side view of the Robert E. Lee Monument.



Close-up of the statue of Robert E. Lee.



Close-up of the statue of Robert E. Lee.
(All photos © 2017 Michael W. Pocock
and MaritimeQuest all rights reserved





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