Overland Park stagecoach statue that stood at 80th and Metcalf for 50 years has found new home across the border

Overland Park stagecoach statue

The fiberglass and wood sculpture known as the "Overland Stage" was removed from the corner of the UMB Bank lot in Overland Park earlier this year to make way for a major renovation of the bank's property. The sculpture has now been donated to the city of Independence, Mo., which has begun installing it near the city's historic square. Above, the sculpture standing in Independence. Two of its four horses are being repaired due to corrosion. Photo credit Roxie Hammill.

The horse-drawn stagecoach sculpture perched at the corner of 80th Street and Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park was always an odd fit.

At the edge of the UMB Bank property with cars charging by, no sign ever explained its purpose. But it stood there for fifty years. Now, it’s gone.