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United States of America
Newark
New Jersey

Bloomfield Avenue
(Xavier Park)

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)
Giuliano Cecchinelli
1972

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Description

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.

Inscription(s)

CRISTOFORO
COLOMBO
1436 -.- 1506

Italian Tribune News

sponsors of the first national
columbus day celebration
october 11, 1971
ace alagna
general chairman
salvatore b. dispenziere
co-chairman
cong. peter w. rodino jr.
author of the columbus day bill

[two hemispheres]

"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]

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 40°46'13" W 74°10'58"

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