Columbus Monuments Pages

United States of America
Phillipsburg
New Jersey

South Main & Stockton Streets
(St. Philip & St James School)

Christopher Columbus

Alphons Pelzer

1892

Phillipsburg /  Christopher Columbus

Description

Statue of Columbus dressed in period garb that includes a hat, stands holding an orb topped by a cross in his extended left hand. The figure is set atop an incised base that is surrounded by a low fence.

Inscription(s)

1492
COLUMBUS
1892
1992

Annotation

See A History of the Columbus Statue, Phillipsburg N.J. by Edward C. Rafferty. The statue was refurbished in 2002.

Medal

 

This commemorative medal shows on one side the portrait of "Rev. R.E. Burke, Rector" with the text: "Sts. Phillip & James Church - Phillipsburg, N.J." and the date "Oct. 12, 1892". The other side shows the Columbus statue and the text "1892 Columbus 1892 Souvenir Medal".
The medal is similar to #238 of Harold E. Hibler & Charles V. Kappen, So-Called Dollars, an Illustrated Standard Catalog with Valuations. New York: The Coin and Currency Institute, Inc. 1963.

Identical to the one in Columbus, Ohio, and Peoria, Ill.

This monument on postcards

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Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 40°41'8" W 75°11'26"

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