Columbus Monuments Pages

United States of America
Bristol
Pennsylvania

Lions Park on the Delaware River

Bust of Christopher Columbus

Joseph E. Pavone

1992

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Description

Bronze bust on granite base, existing of a square pedestal of black granite on an octagonal red granite base. The floor of the base is designed as a compass (to include all the world's people who came to America); inscribed on the base are the , and on the eight granite blocks at the compass points are different inscriptions.

Inscription(s)

On the black granite pedestal:

CHRISTOPHER
COLUMBUS
The red granite base has:
COLUMBUS 500
CELEBRATION COMMITTEE
names of the council, and the individuals who contributed money towards the monument.

The inscriptions on the red granite blocks are titled:
Commemoration, Celebration, Dedication, Quiet Heroes, Assimilation, Toil & Struggle, The Era Of Mass Migration, The First Italians In America

Signature

Sculptor Joseph E. Pavone.

On the front of the block between S and SE: Angelo Di Renzo | Architect - Builder.

Annotation

Donated by the Pennsylvania State Council of Art and the Italian Community. Constructed by Council 906 of the Knights of Columbus and designed by Knight Joseph E. Pavone.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 40°5'36" W 74°51'26"

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Item Code: uspa06; Added: 9 October 2000  / Photograph: 9 October 2000

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