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Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Frank Vittor
(1881-1968)
 
Frank Vittor Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
1. Frank Vittor Marker
 
Inscription. Pittsburgh sculptor whose subjects included American presidents and public figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Honus Wagner, and Mark Twain. He devoted his life to sculpting and teaching, and founded the city’s Society of Sculptors. An Italian immigrant, Vittor sculpted Christopher Columbus here, one of his best-known works. He created it with the support of the Sons of Columbus of America and in honor of his Italian heritage.
 
Erected 2008 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 26.426′ N, 79° 56.898′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Schenley Drive and Frew Street Extension, on the right when traveling east on Schenley Drive. Click for map. Located at the bottom left of the steps to the Christopher Columbus statue designed by Vittor. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15217, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Schenley Park Bridge (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Schenley Park Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Andrew Carnegie (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barney Dreyfuss (approx. ¼ mile away); Forbes Field (approx. ¼ mile away); Victor Herbert (approx. ¼ mile away); Stephen C. Foster Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); University of Pittsburgh (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Frank Vittor Marker and Christopher Columbus Statue Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
2. Frank Vittor Marker and Christopher Columbus Statue
 

 
Also see . . .  Marker to honor 'Sculptor of Presidents' Frank Vittor. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article October 12, 2008 (Submitted on July 26, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Christopher Columbus Statue Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
3. Christopher Columbus Statue
Designed by Frank Vittor
 
 
The sculptor shapes the base of the Christopher Columbus statue Photo, Click for full size
By Unknown, 1950
4. The sculptor shapes the base of the Christopher Columbus statue
In the studio at the Donatelli Granite Company. Courtesy: Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 428 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on April 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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