I also point out that iconoclasm can be a trend that can go into some other territory. Consider this Brit- and Indian-killer from the old days:
Will Old Hickory get banished to the museum or city dump? You can bet that doing that would displease a lot of folks.
But, anyway, here's a collection of some other, probably noncontroversial statues in New Orleans:
Louis Armstrong, Old Satchmo himself, in Louis Armstrong Park! Everybody loved him.
Fats Domino, Al Hirt, and Pete Fountain. We can take a closer walk with them:
There's one of Chris Owens, a former burlesque entertainer from the French Quarter:
This charming statue graces a garden:
Saint Jeanne d'Arc is resplendent in gold:
And Winston Churchill is giving a peace sign:
Civic benefactor Margaret Haughery, who spent her time ceaselessly helping the poor, certainly deserves a statue as well as a celestial crown:
John McDonough gave his fortune to benefit New Orleans schools, has been honored with a statue and several public schools named after him:
Why not have a statue of Ignatius J. Reilly, fictional character in John Kenneth Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces? Dunces enough rate statues in most cities.
Semper Fi! Molly Marine, the only statue honoring the Women's Marines from World War II:
Bienville founded New Orleans in 1718. Surely he rates a statue:
And so does Bernardo de Galvez, Spanish military figure who conquered Pensacola during the American Revolution.
Simon Bolivar, South American liberator, rated a statue:
And there's even a statue honoring New Orleans's immigrants:
Artful funerary statues from some old New Orleans cemeteries that have a timeless grace and pathos: