Statue of Gomidas Vartabed, Detroit, MI

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Subject:The victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. (view image)
Type of Memorial:Commemorative Plaque, Monumental Sculpture
Sponsor(s):Michael M. Assarian Foundation and the Armenian Monument Committee
Architect/Designer/Artist:Arto Chakmakjian
Placement:Freestanding sculptural work.
Physical Setting:On flat land.
Tourist Amenities:No
Physical Condition:Very well preserved.
Inscription:We Detroit Armenians dedicate this monument to the memory of our 1,500,000 Armenian martyrs massacred during the 1915 Genocide.
Location:Detroit, Michigan United States
Location Description:Located on Jefferson Avenue near the Renaissance Center. It is also adjacent to Hart Plaza and Cobo and Joe Lewis Arenas.
Opening Date:1980
Commemorative Activities:Every April 24th, Armenian-Americans from the Detroit area congregate at the Gomidas monument in homage to the victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide.
Notable Visitors:Baroness Caroline Cox of the British House of Lords, April 1997.