Statues - Hither & Thither

United States of America
Harrison
New York

Broadway

Christopher Columbus

(artist?)
1949/92

Harrison /  Christopher Columbus   Harrison /  Christopher Columbus

Description

Marble statue of Columbus with a rolled map and pointing to yonder, on a (new) granite pedestal.

Inscription(s)

On the front of the pedestal:
A sailing vessel in a laurel wreath and the name CRISTOFORO COLOMBO.
Between the vessel and the name a bronze plaque is mounted with the text:
The Columbus Day Society of Harrison,
in commemoration of the
500th anniversary of the discovery
of America by Cristoforo Colombo,
does hereby rededicate this monument in
recognition of his greatest achievement.
Dedicated October 12, 1992.

On the back of the pedestal:

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
EXPLORER, DISCOVERER OF
AMERICA
FINDER OF A NEW WORLD
MAN OF GREAT FAITH,
VISION, AND COURAGE.

Below this, on the foot of the monument:

THIS MEMORIAL DEDICATED OCT. 12TH. 1949
AND PRESENTED TO THE UNION FREE SCHOOL
DISTRICT #6 BY THE COLUMBUS COMMITTEE.

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Location (N 40°58'1" - W 73°42'57")

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