Full-length bronze figure, with four faces, arms and legs facing the four points of the compass, enclosed within a sphere of intersecting circles.
In Honor of Christopher Columbus
(Cristoforo Colombo 1451-1506
Italian Visionary and Great Navigator
This bold explorer was the first European
to set foot on uncharted land, on a West Indies
beach in 1492. His four voyages brought Europe
and the Americas together, forever changing
history. A new nation
was to rise. A new
Democracy was born.
Alfred P. Adamo and Anne E. Adamo
June 24, 1970
Sculptor William F. Joseph.
The statue was presented to the city by Alfred and Anna Adamo in 1970. Their donation was in honor of Colorado as the first state to recognize Columbus Day as a holiday.
Sources & Information
- Original photos: Paula & Gerard van Gestel-van het Schip, July 2004 (in 2010 replaced with our own photos).
- Waymarking.com, In Honor of Christopher Columbus - Denver, CO.
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information system).
Location N 39°44'22" W 104°59'19"
Item Code: usco01
Added: 17 October 2010
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