The front face an exhibition model in the Edinburgh Art Gallery of the Columbus Lighthouse in Santo Domingo Este

Date:
1948
Location:
EDINBURGH
Reference:
HKR01/02/056
Type:
Photograph (Print)
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Description

The architect Joseph Lea Gleave (1907-1965) won an international competition in 1931 for a monument to Christopher Columbus in the Dominican Republic.

In 1932 he was appointed senior assistant at the School of Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art, quickly followed by promotion to head of the School of Architecture and Town Planning in 1935. War service disrupted this period as Head of School but on his return to the School he had redesigned the Columbus Memorial in 1946-47. Foundations were inaugurated in 1948 but it was not unti1986 that construction got under way with the monument being finished in 1992.

Content

This is part of the Series: HKR01/02 Mounted Exhibition Photographs; within the Collection: HKR01 Margaret Harker Photographic Collection

Rights

Source: Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Photographer: Harker, Margaret F

Keywords

Mid 20th Century Model, Lighthouse