Bronze statue of Columbus standing next to a globe. With his right hand he points to the globe, and he waves (?) with his left hand.
On the front and right side of the pedestal are two reliefs.
On the left side of the statue (beneath the globe):
and a small plaque:
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The statue was ceremoniously presented to the Cathedral of the
Holy Cross in the South End of Boston. This huge
statue overpowered its site and in the 1920s it was
discretely relocated to its present site outside St.
Anthony's Church in Revere in order to equally balance
a statue of St. Anthony which stand on the opposite
side of the church. The statue was donated by the
Knights of Columbus.
The photo shows the statue in Boston, where it was until the 1920s.
Sources & Information
- Photos: Chris Kluiters, 2 December 2003
- Information from Paul J. Phillips of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
in a letter dated July 25, 2003, to Kathleen LeMieux, who forwarded the information to me by e-mail, July 29, 2003
- Black-and-white photo: "Columbus statue, Boston, Mass." Detroit Publishing Company Collection.
American Memory collections, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Search for: Boston Columbus statue.
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information system).
Location N 42°25'6" W 71°0'2"
Item Code: usma03;
Added: 2 December 2003
/ Photograph: 2 December 2003
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