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 Regular Member kbarhow
Views: 2

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.
Holy Name School
323 Dickinson St.
Springfield, MA United States

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