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Utica, New York: Statue of Copernicus

The Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was honored by the Polish community of Utica with this unusually thin bronze statue in 1975.

Kopernik Park

Address:
317 Genesee St., Utica, NY
Directions:
Kopernik Park. West of downtown, on the south side of Genesee St., just east of its traffic circle intersection with State St. and Park Ave.
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Copernicus Statue

This unique statue of the legendary Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was erected by the Kopernik Memorial Association of Utica's Polish Community Club in the 20th century. It was intended to honor both Copernicus's legacy and the Polish heritage of Utica.

[Brady Van Pelt, 06/20/2024]

Sculpted in Warsaw by Bohdan Chmielski. It was supposed to commemorate Copernicus's 500th birthday in 1973, but it didn't arrive in Utica until 1975.


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