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United States of America
Norwich
Connecticut

Broadway / Crescent Street

Columbus Monument

Obelisk with relief portrait

(artist?)
1992

Norwich /  Columbus Monument   Norwich /  Columbus Monument

Description

Obelisk with a relief portrait. The obelisk s on a square pedestal with is engraved on four sides with hundreds of names of Italians. Around the obelisk are four granite benches, with inscriptions.

Inscription(s)

Front of the obelisk:
CRISTOFORO
COLOMBO
1492 - 1991

ONORATE
I VOSTRI
GENITORI.

On the backside:
PRESENTED TO THE
CITY OF NORWICH
BY THE
ITALIAN-AMERICAN
CITIZENS ON THE 500TH
ANNIVERSARY OF THE
DISCOVERY OF AMERICA BY
CRISTOFORO COLOMBO
DEDICATED 1992.

On the benches:

(1) DEDICATED TO ALL NORWICH ITALIAN IMMIGRANTS
BY THE COLUMBUS MONUMENT COMMITTEE.
(2) IN HONOR OF THE MEMBERS OF THE
UNITED ITALIAN SOCIETY OF NORWICH, CT.
(3) IN HONOR OF THE ITALIAN AMERICAN
WAR VETERANS MICHAEL J. QUARTO POST #20
(4) IN HONOR OF THE ITALIAN WOMEN OF NORWICH
SPONSORED BY THE ITALIAN WOMEN'S SOCIAL CLUB.

Annotation

In front of Norwich Free Academy.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location (N 41°32'9" - W 72°4'55")

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Item Code: usct15; Added: 20 January 2001  / Photograph: 20 October 2001

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