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Elbridge Gerry Monument.

Elbridge Gerry Monument.

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Title:
Elbridge Gerry Monument.
Description:
Granite stone on Mount Auburn Street in Cambridge opposite the lane which formerly ran to the Town (Gerry's Landing), inscribed: " Elmwood, birthplace of James Russell Lowell built in 1767, occupied in 1774 by Lieut-Governor Oliver Councilor to the Crown and later by Elbridge Gerry, Vice-President of the United States. A. Kingsley Porter gave this place in 1933 to Harvard College." Photo by William W. Carnes. Gerry was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. He was one of three men who refused to sign the United States Constitution because it did not then include a Bill of Rights. Gerry later became the ninth Governor of Massachusetts.
Creator:
Carnes, William W.
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Watertown Free Public Library
Collection (local):
Watertown Monuments and Historical Markers
Subjects:
Monuments--Watertown--Massachusetts
War memorials--Watertown--Massachusetts
Memorials--Watertown--Massachusetts
Public sculpture--Watertown--Massachusetts
Patriotic societies--Massachusetts--Watertown
Historical societies--Massachusetts--Watertown
Historic sites--Watertown--Massachusetts
Watertown (Mass.)--Social life and customs
Carnes, William W.--1905-1991
Gerry, Elbridge--1744-1814
Places:
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Watertown
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Identifier:
figure 5031