Wheeling, West Virginia: Pope John Paul II Outside a Restaurant

Restaurant owner Mike Duplaga Jr. commissioned the six-foot-tall statue after seeing a 45-foot-tall version in Poland. Pope John Paul II stands in a little shrine, his arms raised skyward, blessing diners on the outdoor deck.

Generations Restaurant and Pub

Address:
336 National Rd, Wheeling, WV
Directions:
Generations Restaurant and Pub. I-70 exit 2A onto Hwy 88/Mt DeChantal Rd. Turn left onto US Hwy 40/National Rd. Drive a little less than a mile. You'll see the pub on the left (green roof). Turn left and drive downhill, behind the building. The statue is back there.
Admission:
Free
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The Pope greets diners.

Pope John Paul II Outside a Restaurant

A statue of Pope John Paul II stands at Generations Restaurant and Pub, commissioned by the owner/papal admirer.

[Signmanjoe, 05/16/2015]

The Pope appears to be blessing the diners on the outdoor deck.

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