George Washington Statue - Springfield, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 05.279 W 072° 33.566
18T E 701849 N 4662427
Quick Description: A statue of George Washington at the large Holy Name Church complex.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 9/30/2011 4:05:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMCPKX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member kbarhow
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Long Description:
The Holy Name Church and School complex is composed of five buildings and four statues on half a square block in the Forest Park section of Springfield. While three of the statues, as would be expected are religious, the fourth and largest is a larger-than-life statue of a standing George Washington.

In front of the school on Dickinson Street is the metal statue of George Washington standing upright on a granite base. His right hand is resting on a walking stick and his left is resting on a bundle of fasces, a Roman symbol of authority. The statue itself has no inscription or title, however a maker's block is inscribed: "A. Daprato Co. Church Statuary Boston, Mass". The statue dated back to about 1910 when the Holy Name Church was serving the Irish residents of Springfield with over 2000 parishioners.
Location:
Holy Name School
323 Dickinson St.
Springfield, MA United States
01108


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