Bronze statue of Columbus holding a rolled up map in his right hand. His left hand is raised to his chest. A short pedestal is to his right and a pile of large books is just behind him.
F. Legnaioli / 1927
The first Columbus statue in the South and the first monument in Richmond that was illuminated at night. Virginians of Italian birth sculpted, erected and financed the statue.
Sources & Information
The Insider's Guide: Richmond monuments (no longer on the www).
Tributes to Christopher Columbus in the United States
Smithsonian American Art Museum,
(Smithsonian Institution Research Information system).
Locatie (N 37°32'46" - W 77°28'45")
; Photograph: 1 September 1999
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