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UPDATE: 8/21/2021: Jeff C — I don’t know what happened to the Eliza Riddick memorial or the scale model of the Statue of Liberty which flanked it on the other side of the lawn. I have seen no evidence of them on public display anywhere in downtown. Possibly they are stashed away in some forgotten county storage facility, or were just hauled to the dump with the rest of the demo rubble. And Raleigh native — hang on to those timbers! They may be among the last remaining remnants of the old courthouse! (Comment on the statue on the goodnightraleigh.com website.
The model of the Statue of Liberty was on the Wake Courthouse grounds (side next to post office). It was placed there by the Boy Scouts in 1950 (their 40th anniversary). I have no idea what happened to it. The memorial to the volunteer nurse who died during the flu epidemic was moved to the NCSU campus.
THIS IS THE TEXT FOR THE PLAQUE ON THE STATUE OF LIBERTY ONCE LOCATED IN THE FRONT OF THE WAKE COUNTY COURTHOUSE AND NOW MISSING. THE TEXT ON THE PLAQUE WAS CENTERED:
WITH THE FAITH AND COURAGE OF THEIR FOREFATHERS WHO MADE POSSIBLE THE FREEDOM OF THESE UNITED STATES
THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA DEDICATE THIS COPY OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY AS A PLEDGE OF EVER LASTING FIDELITY AND LOYALTY
40Th ANNIVERSARY CRUSADE TO STRENGTHEN THE ARM OF LIBERTY 1950