Colón Park Monument – Aguada / Aguadilla PR

Description

Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration (PRRA) work relief division efforts included the reconstruction of an 1893 monument commemorating the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s landing, at the site where he landed in 1493.

The PRRA made improvements to what is now known as Colón Park, an area that lies just inside Municipio de Aguada, just outside Aguadilla. The monument resides inside a traffic circle within the park. A plaque faces north, and says the following (in Spanish as well as English):

To Commemorate the Landing of Christopher Columbus on November 19, 1493.

This monument was erected on November 19, 1893 by the Board of the Fourth Centenary of the Discovery of Puerto Rico.

Reconstructed by the Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration in the Year 1937.

Source notes

Personal visit by Evan Kalish, March 2019. Plaque on monument.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on October 25, 2019.

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Location Info


Parque Colon
Aguada, PR

Coordinates: 18.413221, -67.161349

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