Statues - Hither & Thither

United States of America
Waterbury
Connecticut

City Hall Plaza
(Grand Street)

Christopher Columbus

Frank Chalfant Gaylord II & Stanislaw Lutostanski
1984

Waterbury /  Christopher Columbus

Description

Granite statue of a young Columbus with bobbed hair, garbed in a 15th century cloak over a long tunic. A medallion hangs on his chest, suspended from a neck chain. In his right hand is a quadrant and in his left hand is a chart. On the granite base the three ships of his fleet are depicted, with their names.

Inscription(s)

On front side of the pedestal:
CRISTOFORO COLOMBO
1451 ---- 1506
DISCOVERER OF AMERICA
OCTOBER 12, 1492.
On back side:
ERECTED AND DEDICATED OCTOBER 12, 1984

Annotation

Done by Frank C. Gaylord of Barre, Vermont for the Christopher Columbus Committee that raised the $25,000, this 12-foot statue is made of granite and weighs 12,000 pounds. This statue was dedicated Oct. 12, 1984. The Christopher Columbus Time Capsule, closed Oct. 12, 1992 to be opened October 12, 2092, is behind the monument

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Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 41°33'15" W 73°2'38"

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