Montevideo, Uruguay, Armenian Genocide Memorial

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Subject:The victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. (view image)
Type of Memorial:Inscription, Monumental Sculpture
Sponsor(s):Armenian community of Montevideo.
Architect/Designer/Artist:Architect: Kh. Vardanian; Sculptor: N. Hounanian; Nerses Ounanian
Placement:Freestanding sculpture of a figure on a circular pedestal.
Physical Setting:Erected in the courtyard of the Armenian Church. Flat land.
Tourist Amenities:Yes
Map Designation:"Diocese Igresia Armenia del Urugua" or "Armenian Church of Montevideo."
Physical Condition:Well preserved.
Inscription:"1915 – 1975 April 24 In memory of one million Armenian martyrs victims of the genocide committed by the Turkish government in 1915." (Translated from Spanish).
Location:Diocese Iglesia Armenia del Urugua, 2842/45, Avenida Agraciada,
Montevideo, Uruguay
Construction Began:Early 1970s
Construction Completed:1975
Dedication Date:April 24, 1975
Prior Use of Site:Church courtyard.
History of Ownership:Owned by the Armenian Church & the Armenian community.
Additional Information:Editorial Broad of Armenian Encyclopedia. The Armenian Question. Yerevan: 1996.

Martin Keskiskian, Photo 1993 Carlos Calvo 2733/35; T.E. 943-1104C bdigo 1230; Bs. As. Rep. Argentina