Archive for the ‘Libraries’ Category

Owl Shrewsbury Library
Because They Symbolize Wisdom and Knowledge, Statues of Owls (Such as This One in the Shrewsbury Public Library in Shrewsbury, MA) Are Often Found in Both Private and Public Libraries (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 16, 2014)

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A Curious Brass Owl Peeks Out Between Two Old Volumes on Display in a Glass Case at the Main Branch of the Worcester Public Library on Salem Street in Worcester, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 3, 2017)

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The Figure of Poseidon (the Ancient Greek God of the Sea) Clutching His Trident Stands on Top of a Bronze Fountain in the Courtyard of the Salem Public Library on Essex Street in Salem MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 22, 2019)

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A Polychromed Wooden Sculpture of a Young Man Standing on Tiptoes to Pull a Large Volume From a Bookshelf Seen Inside Jacob Edwards Library in Southbridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 8, 2020)

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A Statue of a Greyhound Decoupaged With Pages From Books and Magazines Seen Sitting Next to a Column Inside the Licia & Mason Beekley Community Library in New Hartford, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 13, 2019)


A Strange Scaly Rat-Like Creature Spotted Crawling on the Original Stone Facade of the Main Branch of the Cambridge Public Library in Cambridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 9, 2017)

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A Kneeling Figure Dressed in the Garb of a Medieval Minstrel and Reading a Scroll Carved in Stone on the Exterior of the Original Cambridge Public Library Located on Broadway in Cambridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 27, 2019)

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A Stone Carving Of a Monk Studying a Sacred Scroll Seen on the Original Cambridge Public Library on Broadway in Cambridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on January 11, 2018)

Boston Library Artist
“Art”, One of A Pair of Large Bronze Seated Statues Sculpted by Bela Pratt Near the Entrance of the Boston Public Library (the Other is Entitled “Science), Depicts a Woman in a Long Flowing Gown Holding a Paintbrush in Her Right Hand and an Artist’s Palette in Her Left (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on  January 6, 2019)

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A Plywood Reindeer Grazes on the Front Lawn of the Jacob Edwards Memorial Library on Main Street in Southbridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 21, 2018)