Archive for the ‘Historical Figures’ Category

phillis Wheatley
The Bronze Statue of Phillis Wheatley (the First African-American Poet to Have a Book Published), on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, Appears to Be Contemplating What Lies Inside the Canvas Lunch Box Which a Tourist Has Placed in Front of Her (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 11, 2015)

Roger Conant Statue
A Rather Imposing Bronze Statue of Roger Conant, the Founder of the City of Salem, Mounted on a Large Boulder Found at the Intersection of Brown Street and Washington Square in Salem, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on March 1, 2020)


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)

John Wesley Wesley Methodist
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)