New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
To Christopher Columbus
scoffed at before,
during the voyage, menaced,
after it, chained,
as generous as oppressed,
to the world he gave a world.
Joy and Glory
Never utter a more thrilling call
Than that which resounded
From the conquered ocean
In sight of the first American island
On the XII of October MDCCCXCII
The fourth centenary
Of the discovery of America
In imperishable remembrance
Location. 40° 46.085′ N, 73° 58.914′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Columbus Circle. Touch for map. Monument is located in Columbus Circle at the southwest corner of Central Park. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10023, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maine Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Bela Bartok (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leonard Bernstein (approx. 0.2 miles away); Osborne Apartments Rodin Studios (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alwyn Court Apartments (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Alwyn Court Apartments (approx. 0.2 miles away); 163-165 West 57th Street (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . . Columbus Circle Fountain. (Submitted on December 30, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
1. Monument's Description, from the Smithsonian Institution Research Information System
A column surmounted by a statue of Columbus. On the south side of the base is a youth with wings examining a globe, symbolizing the Genius of Discovery. On the base are two reliefs tablets. One depicts Columbus putting ashore and giving thanks to God while natives peer from behind foliage. The other depicts the Nina, Pinta, and, Santa Maria setting sail from Spain. The column itself is ornamented with three pairs of bronze rostra, beak-like prows of ancient
— Submitted March 31, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,043 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on March 31, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 30, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 5. submitted on September 30, 2012, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 30, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.