Statues - Hither & Thither

United States of America
Jersey City
New Jersey

Journal Square

Christopher Columbus

Archimedes Giacomantonio
1950

Jersey City /  Christopher Columbus   Jersey City /  Christopher Columbus

Description

Bronze statue on granite base. Abstract figure of Columbus against the wind. With cross and sword and pointing with his arm to the east.
It has been described as showing Columbus "in a militant pose, holding a cross in his left hand and pointing westward with his right." The statue not only honors the explorer but also the Italian-American residents of Jersey City.

Inscription(s)

COLUMBUS

ERECTED BY THE GRAFEFUL
CITIZENS OF
JERSEY CITY
1950

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 40°43'52" W 74°3'50"

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Item Code: usnj25; Photograph: 26 October 2000
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