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Original Marker Placed at the Base of the Statue
Photographer: James King
Caption: Original Marker Placed at the Base of the Statue
Additional Description: (In English and in Polish)
Ignacy Jan Paderewski
(1860-1941)
World famous pianist, composer, statesman, humanitarian, major California Central Coast land holder, vineyard owner, winemaker and almond grower.

Polish by birth and a citizen of the world, Paderewski felt at home in America and returned to Paso Robles for long visits during the years 1914-1939. This monument celebrates the legacy of Paderewski that continues in Paso Robles thanks to the annual Paderewski Festival, Youth Piano Competition, concerts and cultural exchanges with the Province of Tarnów, Poland. Erected with the support of city and county officials, and the government of the Republic of Poland, this monument was unveiled by civic leaders on November 10, 2012
Submitted: December 2, 2012, by James King of San Miguel, California.
Database Locator Identification Number: p266974
File Size: 2.157 Megabytes


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