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Dorcester in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Sargent's Folly

 
 
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By Bryan Simmons, March 2012
1. Sargent's Folly Marker
Inscription. This Stone tower was part of the estate of Lucius Manlius Sargent. The owner of the property it sits on before Franklin Park Zoo was built.

A folly is generally a nonfunctional building erected to enhance the landscape. Follies were first popular in England, and were particularly in vogue during the 18th and early 19th centuries.

This is the only structure that predates construction of Franklin Park Zoo.
 
Location. 42° 18.295′ N, 71° 5.255′ W. Marker is in Dorcester, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker can be reached from Franklin Park Road. Click for map. The marker is located in the park near the Lion's den. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Franklin Park Road, Dorchester MA 02121, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rear Admiral John Ancrum Winslow Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Land (approx. 1.7 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 1.8 miles away); Boston Spanish American War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Boston Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Anderson Carriage House (approx. 2.5 miles away); Putterham School (approx. 2.5 miles away); Dorchester Heights Thomas Park (approx. 2.8 miles away).
 
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Sargent's Folly Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, March 2012
2. Sargent's Folly Marker
 Follys in general from Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 17, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts.)
 
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Sargent's Folly image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, March 2012
3. Sargent's Folly
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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