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Marconi Plaza

On the South Broad tour.




Columbus Monument
Emanuele Caroni, 1876 (renovated 1982)
* Monument to (and statue of) Christopher Columbus
* standing person, globe, sword, anchors, eagle, ship, sitting people, water, flag
* Artist is listed as "possible."
* inscription:
Presented to the city of Philadelphia by the Italian citizens
In commemoration of the first centenary American Independence 1876
* Marconi Plaza. West side of Broad, South of Oregon.
* 39.915550,-75.172100 [map]
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Christopher Columbus page

Guglielmo Marconi Tablet
1955
* Plaque honoring Guglielmo Marconi
* small bas relief map of the world, lightning bolts symbolizing radio waves
* This picture has been retouched to remove scrawled and splashed paint.
* inscription:
Inventor
Wireless
Telephone
Telegraph and Unidirectional Radio
Deeply religious humanitarian genius, glory of the world in
Italy and glory of Italy in the world. His inventions saved
millions of lives and will continue to do so as long as this world
exists. First wireless message 1896. First transatlantic marconigram
S.O.S. 1901. Born near Bologna, Italy, 1874, Died - Rome, Italy 1937
Tablet dedicated at Philadelphia, 1955, Mayor Joseph S. Clark, Jr.
* Marconi Plaza. West side of Broad, South of Oregon.
* 39.916150,-75.171700 [map]
* See also:
+Guglielmo Marconi Foundation


Guglielmo Marconi
Giancarlo Saleppichi, 1975
* Statue of Guglielmo Marconi
* standing person, paper
* inscription:
Inventor Wireless Telegraphy
The Father of Modern Communication
April 25 1874
July 20 1937
* Marconi Plaza. East side of Broad, South of Oregon.
* 39.915440,-75.171125 [map]
* See also:
+Guglielmo Marconi Foundation