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Bust of Christopher Columbus

T. F. McGann & Sons Company
1938

Des Moines /  Bust of Christopher Columbus   Des Moines /  Bust of Christopher Columbus

Description

Two roman columns sitting on a base block supporting a canopy. Between the columns in the center is a bust of Christopher Columbus sitting on top of an inscribed block. All elements are granite, except for the bronze bust.

Inscription(s)

CHRISTOPHER
COLUMBUS
erected by
italian-americans
of
the state of iowa
1938

Signed: TFM c GANN & SONS / Boston Mass.

Annotation

The Italian-American community in Iowa donated this monument to the state in 1938. It was financed by individual subscriptions. Anthony L. Sarcone of Des Moines, an Italian-American publisher and civic leader, dedicated 20 years to the project.

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Location (N 41°35'21" - W 93°36'9")

Item Code: usia01; Added: 1 January 2000  / Updated: 21 November 2010

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