Archive for the ‘Monuments’ Category

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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)

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A Kneeling Lamb Carved on Top of the Granite Gravestone of an Infant at Maplewood Cemetery in Norwich, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on July 26, 2019)

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A Union Artilleryman Surveys His Surroundings From His Position Atop of a Pedestal at the Base of the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Main Street in Webster, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on March 31, 2015)

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A Stone Statue of a Young Woman in a Gown Holding a Lily Seen Standing Beside a Monument at St. Joseph Cemetery in Norwich, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 26, 2019)

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The Traditional Jewish Symbols of the Star of David and Twin Lions Found on a Gravestone at Sons of Jacob Cemetery on Havana Road in Leicester, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on May 18, 2019)