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Christopher Columbus

 
 
Christopher Columbus Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
1. Christopher Columbus Monument
The Columbus monument is in Newark's Washington Park, along with many other monuments and markers.
Inscription. [Front of monument]
A
Cristoforo Colombo
ligure immortale
in questa terra
divinata
dal suo genio
gli italiani
eressero
Newark N.J. XII Ottobre
MDCCCCXXVII

[Lower front of monument]
To
Christopher Columbus
Immortal Genoese
Erected by the Italians
in this land
Perceived through his genius
in the year 1492

[Back of monument]
Erected under the auspices of the Guisippe Verdi Society and presented by the Italians to the City of Newark October 12, 1927

Made in Rome Italy, Guiseppe Ciochetti, Sculptor

Guiseppe Verdi Society and Associated Italian Societies of Newark
 
Erected 1927 by Guiseppe Verdi Society and Associated Italian Societies of Newark.
 
Location. 40° 44.606′ N, 74° 10.193′ W. Marker is in Newark, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is on Broad St., on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Monument is in Washington Park. Marker is in this post office area: Newark NJ 07102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seth Boyden (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Seth Boyden
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
2. Front of Monument
The Christopher Columbus Monument includes a statue of Columbus on the top. Each side of the monument contains a relief plaque that tells the story of the Columbus' discovery of America.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Line of March of Washington’s Army (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Academy in Newark (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Donald T. Dust Home (about 600 feet away); Perfect Vehicles 1988-90 (about 600 feet away); The 19th Century Italianate Town House (about 700 feet away); Newark & Washington Park in the 19th Century (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
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Lower Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
3. Lower Front of Monument
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
4. Back of Monument
Right Side Relief of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
5. Right Side Relief of Monument
This relief depicts Columbus' meeting with King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella.
Relief on Rear of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
6. Relief on Rear of Monument
This relief shows Columbus preparing to leave on his voyage of discovery.
Left Side Relief of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
7. Left Side Relief of Monument
This relief is a scene on board the Santa Maria during the voyage to the New World.
Front Relief of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 5, 2008
8. Front Relief of Monument
This relief shows Columbus being greeted by the natives of the New World.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,050 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on April 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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