Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
1492. The spirit of discovery has the power to change the course of human history as demonstrated by the voyages of Christopher Columbus, whose imagination shattered the boundaries of the Western world. Modern history has been shaped by one man’s courage to pursue a dream.
1892. A dream shared by later generations who explored a vast continent where freedom and opportunity beckoned to those with the courage and imagination to venture westward.
1932. Westward into Ohio came the successors to the spirit of Columbus, naming the capitol city of the new state after the man who symbolized the spirit of the frontier...
1992. Frontiers explored by later generations of Ohioans extend beyond land and water to a new world whose potential remains to be unlocked by the spirit of discovery.
Donated by the Josephinum to the State of Ohio. This statue was relocated to Capitol Square. • The fountain honors Ohio’s sister state bond with Liguria, Italy, the navigator’s home. • The Pontifical College Josephinum commissioned this statue from the W. H. Mullins studio.
Erected 1932 by the Pontifical College Josephinum, who relocated it
Location. 39° 57.642′ N, 82° 59.97′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street and State Street, on the right when traveling north on High Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43215, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 12 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Oak (a few steps from this marker); The Spirit of ’98 (within shouting distance of this marker); The State House (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbus City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ohio Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); United Mine Workers of America (within shouting distance of this marker); William McKinley (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio in the Civil War / Defending Ohio (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio World War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Here Stood Lincoln (about 300 feet away); “These Are My Jewels” (about 400 feet away); The Unknown Boy Scout (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Also see . . .
1. Columbus Statue in Sheet Metal (Submitted on August 3, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
2. “Cell Phone” Tour of the Columbus Monument. Dial +1 614 728-6881 to hear a one minute discourse about this monument’s history. (Submitted on August 3, 2008.)
1. Columbus Statue in Sheet Metal
Short article in the November 1892 issue of “The Manufacturer and Builder,” accompanied by an illustration.
We have taken the occasion several times within the past year or two to present to our readers specimen illustrations of the artistic statuary work in sheet metal designed and executed at the architectural sheet-metal works of W. H. Mullins, of Salem, Ohio. The facilities of this noted establishment for work of this character have of late been greatly extended, and those who are familiar with the quality of the work turned out from it, will be fully prepared to admit that, in skillful hands, sheet metal is admirably adapted for the production of works of the most ambitious character and to the faithful rendition of the most charming artistic effects.
The latest original work in sheet-copper
— Submitted August 3, 2008.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,827 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 2, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.