Statues - Hither & Thither

United States of America
Revere
Massachusetts

St Anthony of Padua Church

Christopher Columbus

Alois G. Buyens
Ames Manufacturing Company
1892

Revere /  Christopher Columbus   Revere /  Christopher Columbus

Description

Bronze statue of Columbus standing next to a globe. With his right hand he points to the globe, and he waves (?) with his left hand.
On the front and right side of the pedestal are two reliefs.

 

Inscription(s)

On the left side of the statue (beneath the globe):
A. BUYENS
BOSTON
1892

and a small plaque:
AMES ?PG. CO
CHICOPE

Annotation

The statue was ceremoniously presented to the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the South End of Boston. This huge statue overpowered its site and in the 1920s it was discretely relocated to its present site outside St. Anthony's Church in Revere in order to equally balance a statue of St. Anthony which stand on the opposite side of the church. The statue was donated by the Knights of Columbus.
The photo shows the statue in Boston, where it was until the 1920s.

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Location (N 42°25'6" - W 71°0'2")

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Item Code: usma03; Photograph: 2 December 2003
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