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Founders' Monument.

Founders' Monument.

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Title:
Founders' Monument.
Description:
Located on Charles River Road, circa 1970. The monument was dedicated in 1931 and consists of a statue of Sir Richard Saltonstall and two bas-reliefs on the sides that showcase two historical moments in Watertown?s history. George Frederick Robinson was responsible for raising funds, approximately $30,000 dollars, to erect the Founders Monument depicting Sir Richard Saltonstall and decorated with the bas-relief of Roger Clap?s landing and the anti-tax protest of 1632. The monument and bas-reliefs were sculpted by Henry Hudson Kitson. ir Henry Hudson Kitson was an English sculptor who worked in the United States where he sculpted many representations of American military heroes.
Date:
1970
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Watertown Free Public Library
Collection (local):
Watertown Monuments and Historical Markers
Subjects:
Monuments--Watertown--Massachusetts
Memorials--Watertown--Massachusetts
Historical societies--Massachusetts--Watertown
Historic sites--Watertown--Massachusetts
Watertown (Mass.)--Social life and customs
Kitson, Henry Hudson, 1865-1947
Robinson, George Frederick--1859-1949
Places:
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Watertown
Identifier:
figure 2661
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