Friday, March 06, 2009

Columbia Triumphant Maine Monument Central

On the northeast overlooking Merchant's Gate to Central Park, the Maine Monument designed by Harold Van Buren Magonigle (1867 - 1935). A Beaux-Arts memorial of marble and gilded bronze, it was built in 1913 as a memorial to sailors killed aboard the battleship USS Maine, whose 1898 explosion in Havana harbor precipitated the Spanish-American War.

The monument itself is a 44-foot limestone pylon. Crowning the pylon is a gilded bronze sculpture of Columbia Triumphant in a seashell chariot pulled by three seahorses. Churning through the gilt waves.
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