Robert E. Lee statue removed from Dallas park sells for $1.4 million

The South has risen again — sort of.

A Robert E. Lee statue removed from a Dallas park sold for an impressive $1,435,000 in an online auction on Wednesday.

A total of 84 bids were made, including the winning bid from a person identified only as “LawDude,” according to The Lonestar Auctioneers Inc. website.

The “Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Soldier” statue was removed from Lee Park by the city council after a vote in 2017. The park was renamed Turtle Creek Park earlier this year.

Council members approved the sale with two restrictions: it had to be sold for more than the cost to remove it from Lee Park, which was $450,000, and that it was not to be publicly displayed in Dallas.

If the statue is ever sold again, the next owner must also comply with that restriction.

The bronze sculpture was created by Alexander Phimister Proctor in 1936. The sculpture was restored in 1991 and is estimated to weigh 16,500 pounds, NBCDFW reported.

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Ernestine Jones Williams, a sixth generation niece to Harriet Tubman, stands next to Tubman's portrait on Saturday, March 10, 2018. A portion of Wyman Park Dell in Baltimore, Md. was renamed 'Harriet Tubman Grove,' honoring Maryland native Harriet Tubman, an American hero and celebrated 'conductor' on the Underground Railroad. (Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images)
A poster of Harriet Tubman hangs on a tree in Harriet Tubman Grove on Art Museum Drive across the street from the Baltimore Museum of Art on Saturday, March 10, 2018 in Baltimore, Md. (Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images)
A photograph of Harriet Tubman hangs on a tree during the ceremony where a portion of Wyman Park Dell was renamed 'Harriet Tubman Grove' on Saturday, March 10, 2018. (Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images)
A large crowd gathered for the renaming of a portion of Wyman Park Dell to 'Harriet Tubman Grove,' honoring Maryland native Harriet Tubman, an American hero and celebrated 'conductor' on the Underground Railroad, on Saturday, March 10, 2018 in Baltimore, Md. The ceremony was held on the 105th anniversary of her death. (Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images)
Marvin L. 'Doc' Cheatham Sr. read a letter from Frederick Douglas to Harriet Tubman on Saturday, March 10, 2018 during the rededication of a portion of Wyman Park Dell to 'Harriet Tubman Grove,' honoring Maryland native Harriet Tubman, an American hero and celebrated 'conductor' on the Underground Railroad. In the background is a portrait of Harriet Tubman. The ceremony was held on the 105th anniversary of her death. (Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images)
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