Columbus Monuments Pages

United States of America
Norristown
Pennsylvania

Elmwood Park

Hello Columbus Monument

Al Panepinto
1992

Norristown /  Hello Columbus Monument

Description

A bronze fountain sculpture depicting Columbus' ship resting on a dome-shaped network of metal bars designed to look like a globe. This metal frame rests on the rim of a circular fountain basin. Four water spouts positioned around the rim spray water on the ship.

Inscription(s)

On rim of concrete fountain basin

to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the discovery of america by christopher columbus in 1492
this monument was dedicated on the twelfth of october 1992

First
voyage
of
Christopher Columbus
left
Paols, Spain
5 August 1492
arrived
San Salvador
12 October 1492
Second
voyage
25 September 1493
from
Cadiz, Spain
arrived
Hispaniola
(Haiti)
22 November 1493
Third
voyage
30 may 1498
from
San Lucar, Spain
arrived
La Trinidad
30 July 1498
Fourth
voyage
9 may 1502
from Cadiz, Spain
arrived
Martinique
15 June 1502

Information Sign

In appreciation and gratitude to the many
who through their generosity
made this monument a reality
Dedicated:
October 12, 1992
(list of names and organizations)

Annotation

The fountain was initiated by the Hello Columbus Monument Committee. Architect Alfred Panepinto designed the monument and architect Cee Jay Fredericks created the plaza. The sculpture was dedicated on the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

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Location (N 40°7'36" - W 75°20'37")

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