Christopher Columbus Park - Memphis, Tennessee
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 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
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 21

Long Description:
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:

Christopher Columbus
12 October 1987
by
Archimedes A. Giacomantonio

Columbus, seafaring adventurer, is
portrayed in a pose of sighting
land. his face seems to express
discovery, that of America.

Terra! Terra!
Name: Christopher Columbus Park

Street Location: Corner of N 3rd and Adams

Local Municipality: Memphis

State/Province, etc.: Tennessee

Country: Shelby

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: Yes

Date Established: 1987

Picnic Facilities: None

Recreational Facilities:
None


Monuments/Statues: Yes - Christopher Columbus

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): None

Fountains: None

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: None

Special Events: None

Traditional Geocaches:
None


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