Christopher Columbus Statue in Xavier Park
(prob. Cogoleto, Republic of Genua, c. 1451 - Valladolid 1506)
Italian explorer, who in Spanish service completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that led to general European awareness of America
(see Background Information)
Granite statue on octagonal pedestal. Columbus is standing, has a rolled map in is right hand and keeps with his left hand a cloth (a robe) over his shoulder.
Other texts on a pedestal and separate granite stones to the left and right are inscribed with the names of veterans.
Donated by the Italian Tribune News.
1436 -.- 1506
Italian Tribune News
sponsors of the first national
columbus day celebration
october 11, 1971
salvatore b. dispenziere
cong. peter w. rodino jr.
author of the columbus day bill
"it is written that because of
the discovery of the new world
by christopher columbus the
bond of sentiment between italy
and america goes beyond life
itself and is memorialized in
the pages of history."
Justice Michael A. Musmanno
[followed list of Past Grand Marshalls]
- Giuliano Cecchinelli (1943),
Sources & Information
- NIAF, Tributes to Christopher Columbus in the United States.
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information system).
Location (N 40°46'13" - W 74°10'58")
Item Code: usnj17; Photograph: 8 October 2000
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