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Cristoforo Colombo

[Holy Rosary Church]

 
 
Cristoforo Colombo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 5, 2010
1. Cristoforo Colombo Marker
Inscription.
This monument, erected on the occasion of the 1992 Quincentennial Jubilee celebrating the discovery of America, pays tribute to Cristoforo Colombo and his seafaring companions. Their bold voyage led to a historic encounter between the European world and the Americas. A turning point in Western Civilization, this event paved the way for the spreading of the Gospel and the establishment of a society anchored on the principles of Christian love and holiness

1492 - 1992

 
Erected by Lido Civic Club of Washington, D.C.
 
Location. 38° 53.847′ N, 77° 0.895′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Street NW and F Street NW, on the right when traveling north on 3rd Street NW. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 595 1/2 3rd St. NW, Washington DC 20001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Original Adas Israel Synagogue (about 400 feet away); On This Corner ... (about 400 feet away); Discover DC / Judiciary Square
Cristoforo Colombo statue - by sculptor Carlo Nicoli. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 5, 2010
2. Cristoforo Colombo statue - by sculptor Carlo Nicoli.
"Gift of the Lido Civic Club of Washington, D.C."
(about 700 feet away); National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (about 800 feet away); U.S. Reservation 196 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Victims of Communism Memorial, (approx. 0.2 miles away); The National Building Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Regarding Cristoforo Colombo. On the base of the statue are reliefs by Carlo Nicoli and plaques commemorating:
Venerable John B. Scalabrini, "The saintly Bishop and founder of the Missionaries of St. Charles who, since 1960, have nurtured the spiritual and cultural needs of the Holy Rosary community;"
Reverend Nicholas DeCarlo, "Founder and pastor of Holy Rosary Church from 1913 to 1960, who devoted a lifetime to serving the people;" and
James Cardinal Gibbons, "Archbishop of Baltimore, who in the year 1913, decreed the institution of Holy Rosary Church as a shrine for Italian-American Catholics."
 
Also see . . .
1. Holy Rosary Church. Chiesa del Santo Rosario (Submitted on April 14, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

2. CiaoDC:. Lido
Holy Rosary Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 5, 2010
3. Holy Rosary Catholic Church
the Cristoforo Colombo statue, visible in the garden to the left of the tree.
Civic Club (Submitted on April 14, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

3. DC Memorials: Cristoforo Colombo — Holy Rosary Church. (Submitted on April 14, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
4. Casa Italiana Hall & Cultural Center. (Submitted on April 14, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Carlo Nicoli, sculptor; Italian Americans;
 
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Gibbons relief on north face of monument image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 25, 2015
4. Gibbons relief on north face of monument
Scalabrini relief on south side of monument image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 25, 2015
5. Scalabrini relief on south side of monument
DeCarlo relief on east face of monument image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 25, 2015
6. DeCarlo relief on east face of monument
Italian-American mural on Holy Rosary Church building image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 25, 2015
7. Italian-American mural on Holy Rosary Church building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,030 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on January 25, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 25, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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