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Norwalk /  Christopher Columbus

Description

Stone statue of a youthful Columbus in Renaissance tunic and leggings stands on a two-stepped inscribed and decorated base. His right hand rests on a globe. He holds a unrolled sheet in his left hand at his side. Windblown Spanish sailing ships are incised on three sides of the plinth, with incised inscription on the front.

Inscription(s)

columbus
erected by
italian american people
of
norwalk
sponsored by
the columbus memorial fund inc.
october 12, 1940 a.d

Annotation

From 1940-1983 the statue was located in front of Columbus School, in Norwalk. In 1983, the statue was moved and rededicated to become the centerpiece of a park celebrating the many ethnic groups of Norwalk. The statue stands in front of the Heritage Wall, which contain various plaques commemorating ethnic America.

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Locatie (N 41°6'34" - W 73°25'6")

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