Statues - Hither & Thither

United States of America
Westerly
Rhode Island

Wilcox Park

Christopher Columbus

Charles H. Pizzano
1949

Westerly /  Christopher Columbus   Westerly /  Christopher Columbus

Description

Statue of granite. On the front side of the pedestal a relief showing Columbus's fleet.

Inscription(s)

On the front of the pedestal:
CRISTOFORO COLOMBO
INTREPID ITALIAN EXPLORER
WHO LINKED THE OLD WORLD OF
OUR FATHERS TO THE NEW WORLD
OF OUR SONS

On the back of the pedestal:

DEDICATED
BY
THE CITIZENS
OF
WESTERLY AND PAWCATUCK
A.D. 1949

On the statue:
C.H. PIZZANO SCULPTOR
1949

Annotation

The 4.5 m monument honors the intrepid Italian explorer and at the same time commemorates the contributions made by those of Italian ancestry to the life of Westerly.

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Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 41°22'37" W 71°49'44"

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