Benjamin Franklin Monument - Waterbury, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 33.273 W 073° 02.666
18T E 663083 N 4602166
Quick Description: A monument featuring a statue of a seated Benjamin Franklin is located at Library Plaza, 267 Grand Street, CT.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 11/13/2015 8:08:35 AM
Waymark Code: WMPYWA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 3

Long Description:

A 6' by 6' by 3' bronze statue of Benjamin Franklin is seated on a 3.5' by 7' by 4.75' slightly downwardly flared granite base. The sculpture was created by Paul Wayland and cast by J. Arthur Limerick Company. It was installed in front of the Silas Bronson Library and dedicated on June 3, 1921.

Benjamin Franklin sitting on a backless bench. He is wearing a period overcoat with large cuffed sleeves that extends over the back of the bench. He holds a cane with both hands vertically between his legs. Under his left hand is a copy of Poor Richard's Almanack. A book and a tri-cornered hat rests on the bench on his right side.

The front of the base is inscribed:

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
1706 - 1790

The back of the base is inscribed:

PRESENTED TO THE CITIZENS OF WATERBURY
BY ELISHA LEAVENWORTH
IN APPRECIATION OF
A GREAT STATESMAN, PHILOSOPHER AND PATRIOT

Location Type: Portrait/Statue

Established Date: 6/3/1921

Property Type: Public

Fee required: no

Location Notes:
In front of the main branch of the public library, the Silas Bronson Library, in Waterbury, CT.


Reference Web Site: Not listed

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