White Street 455
(St. John's School, Columbus Hall)
Marble statue of Columbus, dressed in a coat with puffed sleeves and an embellishment representing fur down the front, stockinged legs, and buckled shoes, stands holding a partially rolled document in his lowered right hand. He places his left hand upon a globe which rests on a low pedestal. The figure is placed atop a square base on school's balustrade.
Commissioned by a local Knights of Columbus chapter, now disbanded. The marble statue replaces an earlier bronze statue, which disappeared in the late 1970s. The original 3 m tall bronze statue was dedicated on Nov. 29, 1894.
Sources & Information
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information system).
Locatie (N 40°46'41" - W 74°14'10") (Satellite view: Google Maps)
Item Code: usnj36;
Added: 21 November 2010
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