Brass statue on a granite base. Columbus stands wearing period dress and a cloak. His proper right arm is raised and pointing while his proper left hand holds a rolled scroll.
Below this a bronze plate is attached with the inscription:
order sons of italy in america
grand lodge of new jersey
the presence of this statue bears evidence of the commitment of the
order sons of italy to the italian american community.
the names inscribed herewith are those filial lodges who contributed to its presence on this site and to those individuals involved with its inception.
state president, october 1988
[followed by the names]
Frank F. Stella 1976
Formerly located Walt Whitman Cultural Arts Center, 2nd Street & Cooper Street, Camden, New Jersey.
Sources & Information
- Special thanks to William Bauer of Morrisville, Pa., for guiding me to this monument.
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information system).
Location N 39°55'43" W 75°3'48"
Item Code: usnj02; Photograph: 9 October 2000
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