LAJITAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Robert E. Lee statue that was removed from a Dallas city park, is on display again.
After being bought at auction in June by Addison attorney Ronald Holmes for $1.4 million, it was mounted on the putting green Thursday at Black Jack’s Crossing Golf Course near Big Bend National Park.READ MORE: Fort Worth Begins Accepting Emergency Rental Assistance Applications
Holmes donated the statue to the golf course which is owned by Dallas billionaire Kelcy Warren.
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The city had the statue removed in September 2017.
It was among several Lee monuments around the U.S. that were removed from public view amid the fallout over racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017.MORE NEWS: Woman Dead, 2 Children Injured In Shooting In Dallas
W. Scott Beasley, the President of WSB Resorts and Clubs said of the statue in an email to CBS 11, “It arrived in Lajitas this past Monday afternoon. It was mounted on its new pediment yesterday (Thursday). It was donated to the resort and we could not be a more proud recipient.”