Statues - Hither & Thither

United States of America
Middletown
Connecticut

Columbus Point at Harbor Park

Christopher Columbus

Jerry T. Williams
1996

Middletown /  Christopher Columbus   Middletown /  Christopher Columbus

Description

Granite statue on a granite base.

Inscription(s)

CRISTOFORO COLOMBO
DISCOVERER OF AMERICA
- 1492 -

ERECTED
BY
INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS
IN CELEBRATION OF THE TRIUMPH OF
THE HUMAN SPIRIT OVER ADVERSITY

A metal plaque below this has the inscription:
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.

Relief of Columbus's fleet

The back side bears the inscription:

IN HONOR OF ALL
ITALIAN-AMERICANS
WHOSE ACHIEVEMENTS
HAVE ENRICHED THE
SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND
CIVIC VITALITY OF
THIS CITY, REGION
AND STATE

Annotation

The monument was dedicated on October 12, 1996.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 41°33'33" W 72°38'36"

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