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Christopher Columbus Monument - Hartford, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 45.696 W 072° 40.928
18T E 692681 N 4625904
Quick Description: The Christopher Columbus Monument is located on Columbus Green, Washington Street, in Hartford.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 11/22/2011 4:49:15 AM
Waymark Code: WMD5JM
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:

Christopher Columbus was born about October 31, 1451 in the Republic of Genoa, in northwestern Italy. He was an explorer and navigator whose voyages of exploration were financed by the Monarchs of Spain. He made four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean, the publicity from which led to an awareness by Europeans of the existence of a New World. He established permanent settlements on the island of Hispaniola and started the colonization process of the New World. He died in Valladolid, Spain on May 20, 1506 at age 54.

An 8' high bronze sculpture of Christopher Columbus stands on an 8' by 10' by 10' granite base. The statue was created by Vincenzo Miserendino and dedicated on October 12, 1926.

The figure of Christopher Columbus is standing astride on a world globe surrounded by ocean waves that cascade onto the base. He is looking straight ahead while wearing a long 15th century garment, belted at the waist, that reaches his calfs, stocking and a fur lined coat. The front of the base is inscribed:

COLVMBVS

Presented
To The City Of Hartford
By Its
Italian-American
Citizens
Dedicated
October 12, 1926

TITLE: Christopher Columbus Monument

ARTIST(S): Vincenzo Miserendino, sculptor

DATE: Dedicated October 12, 1926

MEDIUM: bronze statue, granite base

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS 75001658

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Columbus Green Washington Street Hartford, CT


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
Inscription is COLVMBVS not COLOMBVS


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