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United States of America
Baltimore
Maryland

Columbus Piazza (Inner Harbor)

Columbus Statue at Inner Harbor

(artist?)
1984

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Description

Statue on a hexagonal base, all in Italian Carrara marble. The statue shows Columbus facing east along Eastern Avenue into the rising sun, the direction from which the explorer's vessels arrived in 1492. In his left hand he holds a rolled map, his right hand rests on a globe.

Inscription(s)

On the base appear six bas reliefs showing
  1. THE SANTA MARIA
  2. THE NINA
  3. THE PINTA
Three ships on Baltimore's Columbus
  1. GENOA, ITALY, | BIRTHPLACE OF COLUMBUS | 1452.
  2. MEETING WITH THE INDIANS, | OCTOBER 12, 1492
  3. THE LANDING IN AMERICA, | OCTOBER 12, 1492

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and the inscription:

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
DISCOVERER OF AMERICA
OCTOBER 12 1492
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DEDICATED TO THE
CITY OF BALTIMORE
BY THE
ITALIAN AMARICAN
ORGANIZATION UNITED
OF MARYLAND
AND THE ITALIAN
AMERICAN COMMUNITY
OF BALTIMORE
IN COMMEMORATION OF
THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA
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OCTOBER 12 1984
WILLIAM DONALD SCHAEFER
MAYOR OF BALTIMORE

Annotation

The monument, dedicated on October 8, 1984 by then Mayor of Baltimore William Donald Schaefer and President Ronald Reagan, is a result of a city-wide fundraising campaign by the Italian American Organizations United of Maryland under the leadership of Anthony Piccinini. For detail photos of the reliefs and the inscription, see Bill Swartwout's web page.

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Locatie (N 39°17'7" - W 76°36'13")

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