Columbus Monuments Pages
Bayshore Boulevard at Platt Street Bridge
this memorial erected by
curtis hixon, mayor & exo.ch
charles g. spicola, chairman
homer w. hesterly, vice ch.
franklin o. adams, jr., architect
albert sabas, sculptor
rotary club of ybor city
dedicated oct. 12, 1953
The monument is mentioned in the song Ybor Way, first line "By the old Columbus statue lookin' westward from the key,...", by T.W, Ramsay, 1959.
Maybe another statue is in the Tampa Theatre: The architectural design has been described as "Florida Mediterranean," which includes touches of Italian Renaissance, Byzantine, Spanish, Mediterranean, Greek Revival, Baroque, and even English Tudor. Statues of Greek and Roman mythological figures (plus one of Christopher Columbus) are tucked in alcoves around the proscenium. By the way, a replica of Columbus' Santa Maria sits on a chest in the rear of the auditorium.
P.S. I haven't found the date for this statue, but Hixon was mayor from 1943 until his death in 1956.
Unfortunately, due to high costs, it is no longer possible to display the map directly. Via the links below you can find the position:
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Item Code: usfl05; Added: 7 December 2006 / Updated: 25 November 2010
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