Archive for the ‘Architectural Details’ Category

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A Small Dragonesque Creature Carved on the Original Stone Facade of the Main Branch of the Cambridge Public Library in Cambridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 24, 2018)

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In Addition to the Bronze Statue of Him Standing Outside Trinity Church at Copley Square in Boston, the Likeness of the Reverend Phillips Brooks Can Be Found Carved in Stone on the Facade of the Church Itself With a Long-Neck Gargoyle Peering Over His Shoulder (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on March 18, 2020)


A Limestone Carving of a Boar’s Head Juts out from the “Joseph McKean” (Also Known as “Porcellian” or “Boylston”) Gate to Harvard Yard on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 13, 2017)

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This Early 12th Century Carved Stone Capital From a Column of the Notre-Dame de Montermoyen in Bourges, France (On Display at the Worcester Art Museum) Depicts Human Beings Being Devoured Alive by Various Monsters and Beasts Including Two Very Hungry Lions (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 13, 2015)


A Gargoyle With a Bat-Like Face Clutches a Shield in His Reptilian Claws as He Peers Down From the Original Stone Facade of the Main Branch of the Cambridge Public Library in Cambridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 18, 2017)

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A Stone Face With Unkempt Hair and Beard (Perhaps a Saint or an Ancient God) Peers Out From High on an Ornate Brick Building That Houses H&R Block on Walnut Street in Newtonville, Massachusetts (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on May 24, 2019)

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The Mask of Tragedy Peers Down From the Ediface of the Cutler Majestic Theatre on Tremont Street in Boston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 30, 2018)

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A Mighty 160,000 Pound Stone Eagle Keeps a Careful Watch on the Streets Below From His Perch High Atop South Station on Atlantic Avenue in Boston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on January 1, 2017)


One of Four Winged Gargoyles That Can Be Seen Perched High Atop Clinton Town Hall in Clinton, Massachusetts (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on March 19, 2018)

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A Portrait of an Angel Sculpted in Bas-Relief on a Granite Panel Found on the Side of Our Lady of the Angels Memorial Elementary School on Main Street in Worcester, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on March 10, 2018)