Adelfa Callejo Sculpture

The Park and Recreation Board is working with our local community for input on the preferred location for the installation of a sculpture of Adelfa Callejo at Main Street Garden Park.  Park and Recreation staff reviewed possible locations in the park: there are three locations where the sculpture can be placed in the Park.

  1. (blue dot) on the northeast corner of the park at Main Street and N. Harwood, across from UNT Law School.
  2. (red dot) on the west side of the park in the shrub planter on S St. Paul Street across from the Wild Salsa Restaurant.
  3. (yellow dot) on the south side of the park on Commerce Street across from the Stadler Hotel.

Placement of the sculpture in Main Street Garden Park will be approved by the Park and Recreation Board.  Community input will be reported to the Park and Recreation Board on May 7, 2020.

About Adelfa Callejo

The Callejo-Botello Foundation (Foundation) would like to donate the sculpture “Adelfa Callejo,” created by artist Michel German Leal, valued at $100,000.00, to be installed in Main Street Garden located at 1920 Main Street. In accordance with the City of Dallas Cultural Policy, the donor is also providing a $10,000.00 donation for future conservation and maintenance costs.

Adelfa Callejo was the first Latina to graduate from Southern Methodist University School of Law in 1961, the first Latina to practice law in Dallas, and one of the first Latinas nationwide to receive a law degree. Callejo has gone on to represent the disadvantaged as an acclaimed civil rights lawyer. Among her numerous accomplishments, she served as regional president of the Hispanic National Bar Association, director of the State Bar of Texas, and founder and past president of the Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas.

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