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Sculptor:
O'Leary, Eric  Search this
Fabricator:
Tariki Studios  Search this
Medium:
Granite
Culture:
Italian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Obelisk
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Haverhill Haverhill Massachusetts
Located Railroad Square Washington Street Haverhill Massachusetts
Date:
1992. Dedicated April 20, 1997
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Massachusetts survey, 1998.
Image on file.
(On front, upper bronze plaque:) COLUMBUS SAILS/GIFT OF/ITALIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL ASSOCIATION/TO THE CITY OF HAVERHILL/NOVEMBER 8, 1992/OFFICERS DIRECTORS/(lists of names)/DECEASED/(list of names) (On lower bronze plaque:) ON MAY 15, 1975/THE ITALIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL ASSOCIATION/MET AT THE HAVERHILL PUBLIC LIBRARY WITH/PLANS TO PRESENT TO THE CITY OF HAVERHILL/A CIVIC MEMORIAL FROM THE ITALIAN COMMUNITY./THIS SITE INSTALLATION WAS STARTED AND MADE/POSSIBLE BY THE SUPPORT AND CONTRIBUTIONS/OF THE ITALIAN COMMUNITY/SPECIAL THANKS TO THE CITY OF HAVERHILL/AND THE FOLLOWING WHO MADE IT/POSSIBLE TO COMPLETE THIS PROJECT (list of names)/DEDICATED APRIL 20, 1997 (Below each ship, incised letters:) Nina/Pinta/Santa Maria unsigned
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Summary:
In the center of a circular brick planter stands a wide obelisk adorned with bronze inscription plaques and incised with images of Columbus' three ships, the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria. The planter is surrounded by a wrought iron fence.
Topic:
Homage--Columbus, Christopher  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Nina  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Pinta  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Santa Maria  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
History--United States--Discovery of U.S  Search this
Control number:
IAS MA000524
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_341291