Statues - Hither & Thither
430 Park Ave.
Columbus MonumentChristopher Columbus
(prob. Cogoleto, Republic of Genua, c. 1451 - Valladolid 1506)
Italian explorer, who in Spanish service completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that led to general European awareness of America (see Background Information)
Lenox Brown & Gheorghi Filin
The white Carrara marble base consists of a hand, holding a sphere sculpted in marble, half solid, representing land, and half consisting of a stainless steel grid enclosing three sails, representing ocean.
The monument was designed by Union County College (UCC) architecture student Lennox Brown of Newark. The UNICO Project Committee chose from nearly 100 designs submitted by Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School students, UCC students and many other local artists. Mr. Brown's design was selected for its uniqueness, unlike many of the traditional bust designs of Columbus that were submitted.
Donated by the local chapter of Unico National, the Italian American Club of Scotch Plains, and the Knights of Columbus - Reverend John S. Nelligan Council 5730.
conceptual design by
october 12, 1998
scotch plains-fanwood unico
italian american club
knights of columbus
Close to this monument is a memoral stone in the pavements with the following inscription:
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