June 8, 2017, by Katie Kormann
|Gone for $130,000.|
A public meeting to be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. (June 8) by the Parks and Environment Committee comes after city workers put up barriers around the Confederate Memorial in Forest Park Wednesday morning (June 7) creating a 50-foot perimeter around the statue.
By 7 a.m. Thursday, crews had returned to the park to begin removing the Confederate Monument. No timeline was given for the removal because crews said it would take time to figure out how the statue was built and how to remove it safely.
Crews also removed the street sign for Confederate Avenue Wednesday. Alderman are proposing renaming the street to “Scott Joplin Drive” after the "King of Ragtime" music who lived and played in the St. Louis area in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.
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