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Christopher Columbus Statue in Washington Park

Giuseppe Ciochetti
1927

Newark /  Christopher Columbus Statue in Washington Park

Description

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.

Inscription(s)

A
CRISTOFORO COLOMBO
LIGURE DUMORTALE
IN QUESTA TERRA
DIVINATA
DAL SUO GENIO
GLI ITALIANI
ERESSERO
NEWARK...
MDCCCCXXVII

On the pedestal the English translation:

TO
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
IMMORTAL GENOESE
ERECTED BY THE ITALIANS
IN THIS LAND
PERCEIVED THROUGH HIS GENIUS
IN THE YEAR 1492.

Annotation

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.

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Location (N 40°44'35" - W 74°10'12")

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