Christopher Columbus Park - Memphis, Tennessee
Posted by: cgeek
N 35° 08.845 W 090° 02.965
15S E 768802 N 3893377
Quick Description: A small park located in downtown Memphis, Tennessee.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 4/29/2008 9:12:23 AM
Waymark Code: WM3PCD
Christopher Columbus Park is a very small park in downtown Memphis, TN. The park was dedicated in honor of the Italian American Community of Memphis and to their contribution to the heritage and growth of the city. This was provided by the Memphis Chapter of UNICO National (an Italian-American service organization) and the City of Memphis, Richard C. Hackett, Mayor.
A statue of Christopher Columbus is on display. It is bronze and placed on a small concrete pedestal. The plaque on the statue reads:
12 October 1987
Archimedes A. Giacomantonio
Columbus, seafaring adventurer, is
portrayed in a pose of sighting
land. his face seems to express
discovery, that of America.
Name: Christopher Columbus Park
Street Location: Corner of N 3rd and Adams
Local Municipality: Memphis
State/Province, etc.: Tennessee
Web Site: [Web Link]
Date Established: 1987
Picnic Facilities: None
Monuments/Statues: Yes - Christopher Columbus
Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): None
Special Events: None
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