Statue of Columbus with sword and flag, standing on a globe (with a modern map). The sculpture is made of limestone and concrete; the base of rose marbleThe globe rests on a pillar in a round basin.
Below the statue: cristoforo colombo, and the signature "L. Ascasibar / 1960".
On the basin:
discoverer of america
october 12, 1960
"a service club"
"service above self"
The sculpture and the marker were both sponsored by Unico National, a service organization whose members are Italian Americans. The sculpture was placed at its present site when West Park was renamed Columbus Park. The marker was added in 1992, as part of the 1992 park revitalization and in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Columbus voyage. Each side of the marker represents one hundred of the five hundred years since Columbus landed in America
- Lorenzo Ascasibar (1930),
Spanish sculptor of Vitoria.
Sources & Information
- First photos and information sent to me by Giuseppe Pampena, UNICO NATIONAL, CT-I District Governor, 14 November 2001.
- December 2006 photos replaced by higher resolution photos, made by Michael Strother, made 10 August 2006. See falcon170ct's photostream on Flickr. Later, Michael made several close-ups for me.
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information system).
Location (N 41°3'11" - W 73°32'30")
Item Code: usct09;
Added: 6 December 2001
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