Columbus Monuments Pages

United States of America
Bryn Mawr
Pennsylvania

Lancaster Avenue

Bust of Christopher Columbus

Giuseppe Donato
1952

Bryn Mawr /  Bust of Christopher Columbus

Description

Bronze bust.

Inscription(s)

On the pedestal, COLUMBUS.
The bust is signed by the artist on the side, "C. DONATO 52" On a metal plaque:
ERECTED OCTOBER 12, 1952,
BY
MAIN LINE CITIZENS COMMITTEE
[20 names]
APPROVED BY
THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
OF
LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP, ARDMORE, PA.
AUGUST 5, 1949.

In 1992, a second marble plaque was installed to commemorate the quincentenary. This has the inscription:
QUINCENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
OCTOBER 12, 1992,
MAIN LINE COLUMBUS MEMORIAL COMMITTEE
[14 names].

The bust is located in the Christopher Columbus Memorial Garden, which has a sign:
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS MEMORIAL GARDEN
DEDICATED TO THE LUDINGTON LIBRARY
KIWANIS CLUB OF THE MAIN LINE
MAY 1994.

Annotation

Donated by the Italian Americans Columbus Memorial Committee.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 40°1'16" W 75°19'4"

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