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Christopher Columbus

 
 
Christopher Columbus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 2008
1. Christopher Columbus Marker
Inscription, north face of monument.
Inscription. To the memory of Christopher Columbus whose high faith and indominable courage gave to mankind a new world. Born MCDXXXVI - Died MDIV
 
Erected 1912 by the U.S. Congress and the Knights of Columbus.
 
Location. 38° 53.786′ N, 77° 0.395′ W. Marker is in Capitol Hill, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Columbus Circle, NE. Touch for map. Marker is on the north side of the Columbus Monument and Fountain, in front of Union Station, on the island between Massachusetts Avenue and Columbus Cicrle, NE. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Freedom Bell ( a few steps from this marker); Delaware Avenue & Columbus Circle, NE ( within shouting distance of this marker); “The President’s Trees” ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "All Aboard" ( about 500 feet away); Gateway to The Nation's Capital ( about 500 feet away); Famine-Genocide in Ukraine ( about 700 feet away); Swampoodle ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Roll Out the Barrel ( approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capitol Hill.
 
Also see . . .
1. Columbus Monuments - Washington
Christopher Columbus Marker<br>(North Face) image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2013
2. Christopher Columbus Marker
(North Face)
. (Submitted on June 28, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Wikipedia entry for Christopher Columbus. (Submitted on June 28, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Columbus Memorial,. Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museum, -- Sculpture commissioned 1909. Oct. 1911-June 1912. Dedicated June 8, 1912. Taft Lorado Zadoc sculptor -- "A semicircular, double-basin fountain with a forty-five foot shaft in the center. Standing in front of the shaft, a figure of Columbus is crowned with a globe surmounted by four eagles connected by garlands. At the base, on the right and left, are two figures, one a Native-American, typifying the New World and the other an elderly, typifying the Old World. At the foot of the statue is the prow of the ship Santa Maria. The prow extends into the upper basin of the fountain with a winged figurehead representing Discovery. Mounted on either side of the fountain are two marble lions." (Submitted on January 27, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. Italian Americans
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationWaterways & Vessels
 
Christopher Columbus, Discovery and a Pigeon image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2013
3. Christopher Columbus, Discovery and a Pigeon
The South face of the Monument.(Columbus means pigeon in Latin.)
Christopher Columbus Monument, south face - Union Station in rear image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 2008
4. Christopher Columbus Monument, south face - Union Station in rear
Lorado Z. Taft, sculptor; Daniel Burnham, fountain engineer.
Close up of Christopher Columbus at the allegorical bridge of his flagship, the <i> Santa Maria</i> image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 2008
5. Close up of Christopher Columbus at the allegorical bridge of his flagship, the Santa Maria
Columbus' Sponsors, Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 2008
6. Columbus' Sponsors, Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain
"The Old World" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 2008
7. "The Old World"
Columbus Monument, allegorical figure, east face.
"The New World" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 2008
8. "The New World"
Columbus Monument, allegorical figure, west face.
Christopher Columbus Monument and Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 2, 2008
9. Christopher Columbus Monument and Fountain
Viewed from the southwest (the fountain is currently out of service).
Christopher Columbus image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2013
10. Christopher Columbus
Close-up of Zadoc's Sculpture of Columbus.
Discovery image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2013
11. Discovery
The figurehead of the Santa Maria.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,554 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 28, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on January 27, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on June 28, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   9. submitted on July 4, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   10, 11. submitted on January 27, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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