Columbus Monuments Pages

United States of America
Bethlehem
Pennsylvania

Rosegarden Park

Memorial to Admiral Christopher Columbus



1992

Description

A polygon-shaped, polished black granite memorial with an incised portrait bust of Columbus on the front. The slanted top of the sculpture features a map of 1492 depicting Columbus's three ships, the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria, and their route across the Atlantic. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is marked as are the Carribean, Portugal, Spain (with Cadiz marked), North Africa, and the Mediterranean. The memorial has a rough-edged bottom tier and is set on a rectangular pavement with two stone benches.

Inscription(s)

admiral
christopher
columbus
1446-1506 (one side, incised lettering:) presented
to the
citizens
of
bethlehem
to
commemorate
the
500th anniversary
of the discovery
of
america
presented
by the
bethlehem area
chapter
of unico
largest
italian
american
service
organization
in
america

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 40°37'27" W 75°23'43"

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