World War I 'Doughboy' Memorial - Quincy, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 42° 15.237 W 071° 00.338
19T E 334557 N 4679920
Quick Description: This monument is situated in front of the old Adams Academy/present Quincy Historical Society Building.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 3/31/2013 6:18:06 AM
Waymark Code: WMGQAN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
Views: 2

Long Description:
In Quincy, along Hancock Street, is the Adams Academy/Quincy Historial Society building, where, in front of the building, is a World War I memorial.

The monument is near the intersection of Hancock Street and Adams Street and is about 25 ft from the edge of the sidewalk on the west side of the intersection.

The statue is about 9 ft tall on a stone monument that is about 5 ft tall. The statue is of a 'doughboy' soldier in mid stride, with a gun in one hand and a German helmut in the other. He dons the uniform and equipment of a soldier. The head looks slightly to the right. The base has the following words at the base: "To the Men of Quincy Who Served in the World War 1917 - 1918."

The Smithsonian Art Inventory web page for this sculpture has a value of 1924 for Date, which I am taking to mean when the sculpture was made/dedicated. I am not sure of the organization who had the sculpture made, but it is likely the City of Quincy. The sculptor's name on the statue is Bruce Wilder Saville.

Sources:

Smithsonian Art Inventory (The Doughboy):
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Quincy Historical Society:
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Quincy Chamber of Commerce (Statues):
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Private or Public Monument?: Other

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: City of Quincy

Geographic Region where the Monument is located: North America

Website for this Monument: [Web Link]

Physical Address of Monument:
8 Adams Street
Quincy, MA United States of America
02169


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Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: Not listed

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