Archive for the ‘Historical Figures’ Category


A Creepy and Weather-Worn Bas-Relief Portrait of an Unidentified Young Victorian Era Gentleman (Most Likely a Member of the McKinstry Clan Whose Family Monument Is Nearby) Found on an Apparently Otherwise Unmarked Gravestone at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Southbridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 13, 2016)

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A Close-Up of the Bronze Memorial to Legendary Local Department Store Owner Anthony “Spag” Borgatti Recently Erected at Lakeway Commons in Shrewsbury, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 17, 2018)

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A Bronze Portrait Sculpted in High Relief of William T. G. Morton, the American Dentist Credited as the Discoverer of Ether Anesthesia, Discovered Mounted on His Granite Headstone at Westridge Cemetery in Charlton, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 1, 2019)

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A Bronze Statue of Sigmund Freud Found on the Campus of Clark University in Worcester, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on July 6, 2018)

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A Bronze Statue of the American Episcopal Clergyman Reverend Phillips Brooks (Best Known as the Lyricist of the Classic Christmas Hymn, “O Little Town of Bethlehem”) Standing in Front of a Hooded Jesus Erected in 1910 Outside Trinity Church at Copley Square in Boston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 17, 2020)

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With a Small Bird on His Shoulder and Another in His Hand, an Extremely Thin Saint Francis of Assisi Stands Next to a Gravestone at Pine Grove Cemetery in Westborough, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 12, 2016)

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An Imposing Statue of John Wesley, the Anglican Minister and Theologian Who Cofounded the Methodism Evangelical Movement, Seems to Guard the Front Entrance of the Wesley United Methodist Church on Main Street in Worcester, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 19, 2016)

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A Memorial (in the Form of a Three-Foot-Tall Granite Boulder) to George Washington Erected in 1932 on the Sidewalk in Front of the Post Office on Main Street in Southbridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on March 16, 2020)

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A Bronze Statue Representing the Personification of Ireland in the Form of a Woman Wearing a Crown of Shamrocks and Holding a Harp Under Her Left Arm as Part of a Monument to Former Congressman and Mayor of Boston, Patrick Andrew Collins, Erected on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on May 5, 2019)

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In Honor of Thanksgiving, Here Is a Close-Up of the Granite Statue of a Pilgrim Lady Which Stands in Front of the Monument to Women of the Mayflower at Pilgrim Memorial State Park on Water Street in Plymouth, MA  (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 28, 2019)