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Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Christopher Columbus

1451 - 1506

 

— Italian Explorer, Navigator, and Colonizer —

 
Christopher Columbus Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith S Smith, August 14, 2013
1. Christopher Columbus Marker
Inscription.  
side one
Born circa 1451, in Genoa, Italy, at the start of the Renaissance, Christopher Columbus proposed to reach the rich trading lands of Asia by sailing west across unchartered seas. This revolutionary idea was finally accepted by Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand of Spain. After 33 frightening days at sea, Columbus landed on San Salvador Island in the Bahamas on October 12, 1492. By his creativity, courage, and faith in new ideas, he discovered the Americas and changed our world forever.
side two

Dedicated on October 12, 1957
This monument was funded by
The Order Sons of Italy in America
and the Knights of Columbus

Sculpted by Egidio Giaroli – Rome, Italy
Casting by Michelucci – Pistoia, Italy

Plaque Dedicated 1992


side three
The Columbus 500 – Sail on committee
Appreciates the generosity of
Himont Incorporated, on behalf of its employees,
to underwrite the cleaning and restoration
of this monument in 1990
for the betterment of the community.

 
Erected
Christopher Columbus Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith S Smith, August 14, 2013
2. Christopher Columbus Marker
Side Two
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1992 by The Order Sons of Italy in America & the Knights of Columbus.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 39° 45.19′ N, 75° 33.513′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and North Franklin Street, on the right when traveling north on Pennsylvania Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19806, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilmington Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); A City’s Growing Demand for Water (about 700 feet away); Memorial Day Parade and Soldiers and Sailors Monument (about 700 feet away); 1313 Delaware Avenue (about 700 feet away); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (about 800 feet away); 1315 Delaware Avenue (about 800 feet away); Delaware Children's Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cool Spring Park (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Also see . . .  Christopher Columbus - Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 14, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional keywords. genocide, looting, slavery, human trafficking
 
Christopher Columbus Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith S Smith, August 14, 2013
3. Christopher Columbus Marker
Side Three
Christopher Columbus Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith S Smith, August 14, 2013
4. Christopher Columbus Statue and Marker
Christopher Columbus Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith S Smith, August 14, 2013
5. Christopher Columbus Statue
Christopher Columbus Marker Front Detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith S Smith, August 14, 2013
6. Christopher Columbus Marker Front Detail
Christopher Columbus Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., November 3, 2020
7. Christopher Columbus Marker
1st of 2 photos after statue and plaques were removed.
Christopher Columbus Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., November 3, 2020
8. Christopher Columbus Marker
2nd of 2 photos after statue and plaques were removed.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 790 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 14, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   7, 8. submitted on November 4, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 8, 2022