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Bust of Christopher Columbus
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The bust on Lenox Lane
Artist Art Research and Technology of Lancaster
Year 1992 (1992)
Medium Bronze
Subject Christopher Columbus
Dimensions 2 ft. 4 in. x 1 ft. 9 in. x 1 ft.
Location Lancaster, PA

A bust of Christopher Columbus was installed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States in 1992. The bust was dedicated at the Lancaster County Courthouse on the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ discovery of America. Designed by Art Research and Technology of Lancaster at a cost of $13,000, the bronze bust depicts Columbus with chin-length hair, wearing a period hat and a pleated shirt and cloak. It was surveyed by the Smithsonian Institution's "Save Outdoor Sculpture!" program in 1995.


The bust of Columbus was commissioned after a local Italian immigrant, Antonio Palumbo, wanted to give a token of appreciation to the city of Lancaster. Initially wanting to share his Italian heritage with a statue of Christopher Columbus, a fundraiser only brought in sufficient funds to pay for an over-sized bust. The bust was designed and built by Art Research and Technology of Lancaster, and dedicated on October 12, 1992 on Lenox Lane behind the county courthouse.

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