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Pennsylvania

Schenley Park

Christopher Columbus

Frank Vittor
1958

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Description

Bronze statue of Columbus on a tall base installed in the middle of a fountain basin. Columbus' arms are crossed in front of himself and he grasp his proper right forearm with his proper left hand. His cape swirls around him. Three sides of the base are carved in deep relief with images of Columbus' three ships, the Santa Maria, Nina and Pinta, amidst stylized waves.

Inscription(s)

christopher
columbus
discoverer
of america
october 12, 1492

Annotation

Donated by the Sons of Columbus in America & friends. Restored in 1992 for $150,000. Funds raised from local Italian American groups.
By the Pittsburgh sculptor, Frank Vittor. Look carefully at the three ships and discover the motif of "CC" on one boat. One "C" is backwards. For many years a parade of enthusiastic Columbus-sons gathered here on October 12, Columbus' birthday.
Statue vandalized in 1997 (see Vandals attack Columbus statues) and again restored.

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