Orville Hubbard statue is moved again

By ZEINAB NAJM
Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN — The statue of former Mayor Orville Hubbard has a new location at the Dearborn Historical Museum, 915 S. Brady, not to far from its old spot.

The statue was moved July 27 to the side of the McFadden-Ross House from the front of the house near Brady.

A final location for the statue is planned for inside the museum in an exhibit.

“For the long term the permeant display will be an exhibit which shows the complete history of Dearborn where the statue will fit in during Hubbard’s time served as mayor,” Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. said during an April 11 city council meeting.

The statue was placed between the museum’s office and McFadden-Ross House March 31 after 17 months in storage.

In 2015, Hubbard’s statue was removed from its location outside the former City Hall complex after the non-profit Artspace purchased the property.

It was first displayed in 1989 after it was created through a grassroots fundraising campaign. It also included small donations from residents who wanted to recognize Hubbard’s contributions to city.

(Zeinab Najm can be reached at zeinabnajm92@gmail.com.)