Archive for the ‘Monuments’ Category

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This Granite Monument Embedded With a High Relief Bronze Sculpture of an American Infantry and Dedicated to the Soldiers Who Served in World War I Can Be Found in Front of the Auburn Town Offices on Central Street in Auburn, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 9, 2019)

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A Stylized Stone Carving of a Dove (Symbolic of Peace, Purity, and Resurrection) Found on Top of a Headstone at St. Mary Cemetery in Lisbon, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 6, 2019)

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An Unusual Grave Monument From the Early 20th Century Carved in the Shape of a Blacksmith’s Anvil and Hammer Found at the New Boston Cemetery in Thompson, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 23, 2019)

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A White Puppy Dog Waits Patiently on the Base of a Granite Grave Monument at Hillside Cemetery in Auburn, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 28, 2020)

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A Young Union Soldier, With His Rifle Slung Over His Shoulder, Stands on Top of the Southbridge Civil War Memorial Erected in 1914 on Elm Street in Front of the Southbridge Town Hall (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 13, 2015)

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A Statue of a Female Figure Symbolizing Education Seen Seated on the National Monument to the Forefathers in Plymouth, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 28, 2019)

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An Ancient Warrior Flying Into Battle With Sword and Shield (Perhaps a Depiction of Ares the Greek God of War) Sculpted in Bas-Relief on the Left Side of the Worcester World War Memorial at Lincoln Square in Worcester, Massachusetts (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 29, 2016)


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 Soldier Stands in Silhouette at Dawn on Top of the Spanish American War Memorial at the Corner of Hook and Hamilton Streets in Southbridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 12, 2014)