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United States of America
Chicago
Illinois

West Foster Avenue 9400  
(Chicago O'Hare Office Buildings)

Christopher Columbus

Statue (no longer existing?)

Virgil Rainer
1924

Description

Bronze statue of Columbus standing upright, accompanied by a figure of an Indian crouching on his knees. The figure of Columbus places his right hand on the head of the Indian.

Annotation

An entry from earlychicago.com:

"Columbus with Indian - 1924 concrete sculpture at 9400 W. Foster Avenue, on the northwest corner of River Road in Schiller Park; in elegant garb Christopher Columbus bends to acknowledge a supplicant Indian. No text was inscribed. The Indian's submissive posture offended minority sentiments, and the sculpture has disappeared in recent years. Sculptor: Virgil Rainer."

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Location N 41°58'23" W 87°51'48"

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