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At the top of the highest hill in Mount Auburn Cemetery stands a granite tower. This tower has a spiral staircase inside that takes people to two observation deck levels where views of Cambridge, Boston, and the surrounding area can be seen. This tower is known as the Washington Tower, dedicated to the first President of the United States. It was designed by Dr. Jacob Bigelow with architect Gridley J. F. Bryant. The tower was built in 1853-54. It was constructed by Witcher and Sheldon of Quincy at a cost of $18,500. From the tower, other features of the cemetery can be seen, including the Bigelow Chapel that I posted a few days ago.
Some places south of Quincy are enjoying cherry blossoms while we are enjoying snow blossoms once again!
A late winter snowstorm named "Stella" is due to bear down on the Northeast Tuesday!
[click image to enlarge] After the Greek Revival period, Quincy followed the national trend of building a majority of its churches in the Go...
After today's snowfall, the sky took on a watercolor glow of pink, purple and blue. It was a winter wonderland once again.