Archive for the ‘Stone Carvings’ Category

Bearded Face Cambridge Public Library
A Mysterious Hooded and Bearded Face Peers out From the Original Stone Edifice of the Main Branch of the Cambridge Public Library on Broadway in Cambridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on May 29, 2017)


Although They Are Easy to Miss, a Series of Small Lion Heads Carved From Stone Can Be Seen on the Cornice That Runs Along the Top of the Worcester Art Museum’s Exterior (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 30, 2017)

Atlantic Sparkler Hampton Beach 2F
This 1500 Pound Black Granite Sculpture of a Fish Entitled “Atlantic Sparkler” by Thomas Berger Was Installed at Hampton Beach in 2011 (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 27, 2015)

Lamb tombstone Oak Ridge
A Lamb, Symbolizing Innocence and Sacrifice, Found on a Tombstone (Such as This One at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Southbridge, MA) Usually Signifies the Grave of a Child (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 30, 2015)

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This Tremendous Stone Sphinx (a Mythological Creature With the Body of a Lion and the Head of a Human) Which Serves as a Memorial to Those Who Died in the American Civil War Can Be Found at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on July 24, 2017)

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A Cherubic Face Watches While a Winged Dragon-Like Creature With the Head of a Wolf Crawls Up an Arch on the Facade of the Historic Burrage House in Boston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 7, 2019)

Pale Scaled Snapper A
This 1500 Pound Granite Sculpture of a Pale Snapper by Alexander Renard Was Installed at Hampton Beach in 2011 as Part of the Hampton Beach Redevelopment Project (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on July 4, 2015)

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A Couple of Chubby-Faced Cherubs Cling to the Skirt of the Virgin Mary at St. Joseph Polish Cemetery in Webster, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 16, 2016)

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A Wingless Grotesque With a Long Neck and Feline Ears Seen Grasping a Shield in His Talon-Like Hands High on the Exterior of the Burrage House in Boston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 24, 2019)

Virgin Mary & Baby Jesus Children's Cemetery (2)
The Blessed Mother Mary Cradles a Sleeping Baby Jesus in Her Arms at St. Joseph Children’s Cemetery in Webster, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on January 18, 2020)