Basic Site Details

Name: Christopher Columbus Memorial
City or county: Dominican Republic
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Notes: part of works proposed to celebrate the centenary of the restoration of an independent Dominican Republic in 1963, including 'an international exhibition area in the capital...built around a large square [including] a conference and sessions hall, a national exhibitions hall and a library building.
Among important new churches to be opened in 1963 will be basilicas in Ciudad Trujillo and Higuey.' [These works, and the memorial to Columbus,] will also be accompanied by rural and urban housing schemes and a continuance of an intensive schoo and hospital building programme.' per Builder p418

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Lighthouse second stage of memorial


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31931(?) Proposed 
Item 2 of 31946 Design exhibitedA forty foot model of the design was on display at the Royal Institute of British Architects, London.
Item 3 of 35 September 1958 Proposed'Work on the second stage of the 4m. memorial to Columbus, the Columbus lighthouse, designed by the British architect J. L. Gleave, ARIBA, will also be completed to coincide with the 1963 celebrations.' per Builder p418


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 1Joseph Lea GleaveArchitect 1931(?)1946(?)Won competition for a memorial to Christopher Columbus in 1931 for the project to become dormant for the next fifteen years until 1946.


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder15 March 1946  p255
Item 2 of 3Builder5 September 1958  'Public Works for Dominican Republic Anniversary' p418
Item 3 of 3Builder28 November 1958  Dominican Republic (under 'Overseas Building') p934