Coadministered by City of Schenectady Department of Parks & Recreation 105 Jay Street, City Hall Schenectady New York 12305
Coadministered by Gabrielle D'Annunzio Lodge 321 415 Liberty Street, P. O. Box 590 Schenectady New York 12301
Located Veterans Memorial Park State Street Schenectady New York
Dedicated Oct. 23, 1992
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New York survey, 1993.
Image on file.
(Front of base, incised lettering:) CHRISTOPHER/COLUMBUS/1492 -- 1992/BRIDGING CULTURES/RESPECTING DIFFERENCES/SHARING VALUES/ERECTED BY SCHENECTADY/COLUMBUS QUINCENTENNIAL COMMITTEE (One side of base, incised lettering:) IN MEMORY OF/JOHN L. MARCELLA/ENTREPENEUR/UNA PERSONA PER BENE (Other side of base, incised lettering:) IN MEMORY (HONOR) OF CHARLES SR./AND FLORENCE DRAGO FOR THEIR/CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY AND/THE ADVANCEMENT OF ITALIAN HERITAGE (Rear of base, incised lettering:) DEDICATED TO ALL THE MEMBERS/OF THE GABRIELLE D'ANNUNZIO/LODGE 321 ORDERS SON'S OF/ITALY IN AMERICA unsigned
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A square shaft engraved with a bust of Christopher Columbus is topped with a globe representing the world. Before Columbus are depictions of his ships the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria sailing on before a rising or setting sun. The shaft has a rough-edged bottom tier and is placed upon a square foundation.