Bronze statue of Columbus on a tall square base adorned with four bronze relief plaques depicting the commissioning, embarkation, voyage, and landing of Columbus. Each corner of the base, between the reliefs, is adorned with a standing female figure representing discovery.
IN QUESTA TERRA
DAL SUO GENIO
On the pedestal the English translation:
ERECTED BY THE ITALIANS
IN THIS LAND
PERCEIVED THROUGH HIS GENIUS
IN THE YEAR 1492.
In Washington Park there are statues of George Washington, Seth Boyden (inventor), Christopher Columbus and Pilgrim & Indian.
The Christopher Columbus Memorial was dedicated on October 12, 1927. Funded by the Associated Italian Societies of Newark and the Giuseppe Verdi Society.
This monument on postcards
Sources & Information
- Postcard in author's collection.
- Modern photo; Glenn G. Geisheimer, 2003, from Christopher Columbus, Washington Park, Old Newark, Historical Landmarks.
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information system).
Location (N 40°44'35" - W 74°10'12")
Item Code: usnj23;
Added: 10 December 2006
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