Archive for the ‘Libraries’ Category


Just One of the Multiple Grotesque Faces of Stone Found on the Original Cambridge Public Library Located on Broadway in Cambridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 16, 2017)

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“Science”, One of Two Large Bronze Sculptures by Bela Pratt Located in Front of the Boston Public Library, Depicts a Seated Woman in a Cloak Peering into a Mysterious Orb That She Holds in Her Right Hand (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 16, 2015)

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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)


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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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)