Av. San Martin
Estatua de Cristóbal Colón
Statue of Columbus
Statue of Columbus with sword.
Commissioned and paid for by Agostino Pedemonte from Genova, an immigrant in Argentina, where he made his fortune. The monument is five meters high. It was unveiled in 8 December 1889.
The caption of the photo above was: 8 de Diciembre de 1889. Acto en el que se inauguró el monumento a Colón en la quinta la "Polvacera", de Don Agustín Pedemonte (8 December 1889. Act in which the monument to Columbus in the villa was inaugurated "Polvacera", of Don Agustín Pedemonte
Sources & Information
- Alex Borgogno, "Monuments of Columbus." Discovery! Journal of the Christopher Columbus Philatelic Society vol. 18, no. 1 (12 Jan. 2000): 1235. (Date unveiling 1892).
- El Muro, La guia cultural de Buenos Aires, Memoria Urbana (date 1889).
- Photo: Alepolvorines, 21 April 2010. See alepolvorines's photos on Panoramio.
Location S 34°42'29" W 58°17'1"
Item Code: ar006;
Added: 10 December 2006
/ Updated: 9 January 2011
© Website: René & Peter van der Krogt