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Druid Hill Park

Columbus Statue in Druid Hill Park

Albert Weinert
1892

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Description

Statue on pedestal. The statue is copied after the statue in Genua

Inscription(s)

TO
CRISTOFORO COLOMBO
THE
ITALIANS
OF BALTIMORE
1892

Annotation

Christopher P. George wrote about this monument: "According to Francis F. Beirne in his 1951 The Amiable Baltimoreans, for many years, our city's Italian community had an ambiguous relationship with de Paulmier's monument, apparently because a local legend held that the obelisk was not really a monument to the discoverer Christopher Columbus at all but was in honor of a horse of the same name! Whether the community's neglect of the monument stemmed from this reason, or simply that they preferred a lifelike representation of the explorer, a new Columbus statue was dedicated on October 12, 1892 in Druid Hill Park which became the focus of the annual celebration of Columbus."

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Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Locatie (N 39°19'9" - W 76°38'30")

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