- Founders' Monument.
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. Sir Henry Hudson Kitson was an English sculptor who worked in the United States where he sculpted many representations of American military heroes.
- Watertown Free Public Library
- Collection (local):
Watertown Monuments and Historical Markers
Watertown (Mass.)--Social life and customs
Kitson, Henry Hudson, 1865-1947
Robinson, George Frederick--1859-1949
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