Christopher Columbus Statue

Christopher Columbus Statue (HM25UV)

Location: Easton, PA 18042 Northampton County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 41.525', W 75° 12.31'

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A significant contribution by the Italian immigrants to Easton is this statue of Christopher Columbus, purposely located here at the city's waterfront. The statue was dedicated in a daylong celebration on December 14, 1930. This magnificent bronze statue was unveiled in front of a large crowd with music and speeches by prominent guests.

During the worst Depression experienced by America the Italian-American community raised $13,000 for the nine foot tall statue sculpted by noted Philadelphia sculptor Giuseppe Donato. It is said that some took out second mortgages on their homes to help the cause.

The participants gathered at the Italian Home on South Fifth Street and marched in procession to the site. Eight Italian organizations participated. Today two of these societies still exist - the Holy Cross Society whose members are descendants from Santo Stefano diCamastra, Sicily and the San Placido Society whose descendants are from Castel diLucio, Sicily. A concert and banquet followed at the Orpheum Theatre.

The statue was re-dedicated in honor of the 500th Anniversary of the landing in the Americas by Christopher Columbus.

Karl Stirner Arts Trail
City of Easton, Pennsylvania
HM NumberHM25UV
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Date Added Thursday, March 8th, 2018 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 482665 N 4504596
Decimal Degrees40.69208333, -75.20516667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 41.525', W 75° 12.31'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 41' 31.5" N, 75° 12' 18.6" W
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Area Code(s)610, 484
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-31 PA-611, Easton PA 18042, US
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