Sunday, February 19, 2006

Columbus Monument

This is the Columbus Statue at the south end of Boulevard near Byrd Park. It was the first Columbus statue erected in the South and the first lighted statue in Richmond. Sculpted by Ferruccio L. Legnaioli in 1927, it was commissioned by the Sons of Italy and Italians of Richmond. The entrance to Byrd Park is to the left and if you drive or walk around the back there is a great terrace-style fountain inset in the curved stone wall.

My little dogs particularly like seeing this statue because it means the dog park is right around the corner!

Posted by mea at 7:02 PM


  1. Blogger EPLUIM posted at 5:53 AM  
    Wow! beautiful pictures AND educational! :)
  2. Blogger Rob posted at 8:12 AM  
    Hi Mea,

    We've a Columbus monument here too: No dog park nearby though!

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