Garibaldi-Meucci Museum Seeks Approvals to Construct Sculptural Monument in Staten Island

Rendering of proposed statue at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum - AVSARCH

Staten Island’s Garibaldi-Meucci Museum has proposed the installation of a new 34-foot monument on the western edge of the property. Titled “Venezia New York,” the new sculpture would rise from a 20-foot by 20-foot concrete base accompanied by a new concrete walkway, a dedicated plaque, and additional benches in the museum’s front lawn.

Rendering of proposed statue at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum – AVSARCH

Constructed in the 1840s, the museum is the former home of Italian inventor Antonio Meucci and Italian revolutionary leader Giuseppe Garibaldi. Today, the museum is owned and operated by the Order Sons of Italy in America with a focused collection of Italian-American art, educational programs, and cultural events.

Local design firm AVSARCH, led by Alfred V. Saulo, is credited as architect of record.

Illustration depicts elevations of proposed statue at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum – AVSARCH

Illustration depicts elevations of proposed statue at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum – AVSARCH

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2 Comments on "Garibaldi-Meucci Museum Seeks Approvals to Construct Sculptural Monument in Staten Island"

  1. Patricia Landi Linekin | March 14, 2019 at 10:49 am | Reply

    I think it is a wonderful idea. I know my dad, P Vincent Landi, would be so happy to know the museum is still going strong. He was Grand Venerable of Sons of Italy when this museum was established.

  2. Anthony Varriano | March 14, 2019 at 1:06 pm | Reply

    i agree with patricia landi . i as a 1st generation italian / american . member of the garibaldi /meccci museum , am proud to see this progress , roots vinchiaturo molisi region .

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