Monday, December 03, 2007

Quincy's famous architect

This week I will continue the tour of "Granite City."
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First stop is a memorial dedicated to Solomon Willard, the designer and builder of Bunker Hill Monument in Boston. This simple one piece granite column, located in Hall Cemetery, was erected in 1940.
As an aside, I have been told that this stone column was originally earmarked for the New York Stock Exchange but rejected for an imperfection.

Just a stone's throw away is the gravestone and miniature obelisk marking the burial place of Solomon Willard.
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Stop 2 this week will be the first railway in America!


• Eliane • said...

I was gonna say: there seems to be a little imperfection. See, right there. Yes, there. You see?

Denton said...

I found your phrase "Just a stone's throw away" humorous given the subject of your post.

slim said...

Now I see, eliane . . .

You caught the humor, Denton. I couldn't resist ;-)

Thank you both for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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