Archive for the ‘Monuments’ Category

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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)

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This Copper Statue of a Mountain Lion on a Polished Granite Base Was Erected in 1896 on What is Now Known as Monument Avenue in Historic Old Bennington, Vermont to Mark the Site of the Original Catamount Tavern (Meeting Place of Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys) Which Was Built in 1767 and Burned to the Ground in 1871 (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 18, 2017)

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A Pair of Squirrels Gather Atop a Grave Monument at Hillside Cemetery in Auburn, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 2, 2020)

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A Marble Angel With Her Arms Filled With Roses Poses on the Front Lawn of Negus and Taylor Monuments in Greenfield, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on July 19, 2019)

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One of Four Extremely Weatherworn Cherub Heads Found on the Corners of the Nearly Two Centuries Old Denny Family Monument at Pine Grove Cemetery in Leicester, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on July 3, 2017)

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According to Local Legend, Pine Grove Cemetery in Spencer, Massachusetts Is Haunted by a Mysterious Entity Known as “The Dark Hunter” Which Keeps a Close Watch on All Who Enter the Burial Grounds (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 17, 2014)

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Three Little Lambs Gather Upon the Top of a Gravestone of a Young Child From the Mid-19th Century at Grove Street Cemetery in Putnam, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 10, 2017)

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One of Four Nearly Identical Granite Lions Found at Each Corner of the Heywood Family Monument at Mountain View Cemetery in Shrewsbury, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 7, 2018)

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The Likeness of the Wealthy Eccentric Phineas Gardner Wright Carved in Stone Above the Locations and Dates of His Birth and Death and the Cryptic Inscription “Going But Know Not Where” on His Monument Found at Grove Street Cemetery in Putnam, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 11, 2019)

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A Bronze Statue of a Seated Lady Symbolizing Liberty Holding a Laurel Wreath in Her Right Hand and a Shield Depicting an Eagle in Her Left on Top of the Granite Monument Dedicated to the American Lawyer and Diplomat Joseph Hodges Choate Found at the Intersection of Boston and Essex Streets in Salem, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on May 9, 2019)