Ship Monument to Original Settlers - Windsor, Connecticut
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 41° 51.489 W 072° 38.193
18T E 696175 N 4636727
Quick Description: Monument honoring the Founders of Windsor, Connecticut.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 7/16/2011 3:09:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMC24E
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 6

Long Description:

Around Palisado Green, the center of the old settlement, are a number of interesting building and monuments, including the Ship Monument to Original Settlers (1930), designed by Mrs. Evelyn Beatrice Longman Batchelder. - Connecticut: A Guide to Its Roads, Lore and People, Windsor section, pg. 324-325.

The monument has three pink granite panels joined together. The center panel is taller than the outer panels. Each of the panels have curved tops. On the center panel is a bronze three masted ship known as the "Mary and John" which is the ship which brought the founders from England to America. The outer panels are inscribed lists of names of the founders. The monument is a contributing object in the Palisado Avenue Historic District. The center panel is inscribed:

TO THE FOUNDERS OF WINDSOR
AND
THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
IN CONNECTICUT WHICH CAME TO AMERICA
IN THE MARY AND JOHN WITH
ITS PASTOR - JOHN WARHAM
MAY 30, 1630
SETTLED IN DORCHESTER MASSACHUSETTS
AND MIGRATED TO WINDSOR
IN MAY AND OCTOBER 1635


THIS MEMORIAL ERECTED ON
THE SITE OF THE FIRST CHURCH BUILDING BY THE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE PILGRIMS
CONNECTICUT BRANCH
MAY 30, 1930

Book: Connecticut

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 324-325

Year Originally Published: 1938

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