Granite statue on a granite base.
A metal plaque below this has the inscription:
DISCOVERER OF AMERICA
- 1492 -
INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS
IN CELEBRATION OF THE TRIUMPH OF
THE HUMAN SPIRIT OVER ADVERSITY
THIS MONUMENT WAS CREATED AND SITED | THROUGH THE TIRELESS EFFORTS OF THE FOLLOWING | "COLUMBUS QUINCENTENNIEL COMMITTEE OF | MIDDLETOWN, INC." MEMBERS: [followed by their names].
On the sides there is are large bronze plaque with the names of the people who sponsored the monument. One of these with a deptiction of Columbus' fleet.
The back side bears the inscription:
IN HONOR OF ALL
HAVE ENRICHED THE
SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND
CIVIC VITALITY OF
THIS CITY, REGION
The monument was dedicated on October 12, 1996.
- Jerry T. Williams,
sculptor of Barre Sculpture Studios
Sources & Information
- E-mail by Jerry T. Williams of Barre Sculpture Studios.
- NIAF, Tributes to Christopher Columbus in the United States.
Location (N 41°33'33" - W 72°38'36")
Item Code: usct12; Photograph: 24 October 2000
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