Mini Statue of Liberty – Leicester, England - Atlas Obscura

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Mini Statue of Liberty

A replica of the famed statue far from home.  

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Having long been a landmark atop of the old Liberty shoe factory, on the way to Leicester City’s old Filbert Street ground, this replica of the Statue of Liberty disappeared when the building was demolished in 2003. It reappeared five years later on a large roundabout very close to its former home near the western entrance to the Swan Gyratory.

The statue was inspired after a visit to New York by the directors of the Lennards Liberty shoe factory in 1919 and was made by local stonemason Joseph Morcom. Even when it sat atop of the factory building, it was known as a local landmark.

Since the statues move in 2008 to become the centerpiece of the roundabout, it has become more popular than ever.

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There is plenty of street parking near the roundabout, also a short walk from the King Power stadium where there is parking except for match days.

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