Baltimore's toppled Christopher Columbus statue set to be returned to original owners

The City of Baltimore is officially returning the toppled Christopher Columbus statue to its original owners.

The agreement is set to be finalized during Wednesday’s Board of Estimates meeting.

The Christopher Columbus statue was gifted to the City of Baltimore in 1984 by Italian American Organization United.

At that time, the city agreed to maintain the property and the statue.

On July 4, 2020, there was both celebration and condemnation after protesters tore down the monument and tossed it into the harbor.