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    LOCATION:

    Onondaga Ave, E. Jefferson & Montgomery Sts.

     
     

    GENERAL INFORMATION:

    • Total Acerage: 0.160
    • Type of Park: Downtown Park
    • TNT Sector: Area 1 – Downtown
    • Directions:
      From the North: Interstate 81 southbound to the exit for Clinton St/Salina St, exit 19.  Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Salina St and merge onto N Salina St.  Continue on S Salina St, turn left onto Jefferson St. (.3 mi).  Columbus Circle will be on the right in .1 mi.
      From the South: Interstate 81 northbound to the exit for Adams St/Harrison St, exit 18.  Continue straight on Almond St.  Turn left onto E Genesee St (.3 mi).  Continue onto E Onondaga St (slight left) (.3 mi). Columbus Circle will be at the next intersection (with E Jefferson St). 
      From the West: Interstate 690 eastbound to the W Genesee St exit.  Keep right at the fork to continue towards W Genesee St. Turn left onto W Genesse St (.2 mi).  Turn right onto N Salina St (.4 mi).  Continue onto S Salina St, turn left onto E Jefferson (.3 mi).  Columbus Circle will be on the right in .1 mi.
      From the East: Interstate 690 westbound to the exit for Townsend St/Downtown, exit 13.  At the bottom of the ramp turn left onto N Townsend St.  Proceed on N Townsend.  Turn right onto E Genesee St (.3 mi).  Continue onto E Onondaga St (slight left) (500 ft).  Columbus Circle will be at the next intersection (with E Jefferson St). 

    FEATURES:

    • An beautiful fountain is the home to the park's namesake, Christopher Columbus. 

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    HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

    pdf iconColumbus History & Restoration Brochure
    Originally a traffic circle surrounded by Victorian era homes, Columbus Circle has also been known as Library Circle (1895) and St. Mary's Circle (1901). As cultural and institutional facilities such as churches, a library and a courthouse were constructed, residential properties were razed and the traffic circle underwent design changes. The most significant design, standing since 1934, is the statue of Columbus and its associated fountain. The circle was paved over, closing the area to through traffic.

    The statue, sculpted by Lorenzo Baldo, is surrounded by buildings designed by renowned architects such as Archimedes Russell, Melvin King, James Randall and Michael O'Connor. Located in both a National Register and Local Preservation District, Columbus Circle is a fine place to enjoy entertainment programming including the annual Arts & Crafts Festival. The restoration of this historic urban space will provide an impressive showcase for traditional meeting and lunch spot activities.

     
     
 
       
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