Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
George Robert White
1847 - 1922
— In Memory Of —
whose great gift to the City of Boston
provided for the creation of works of
public utility and beauty for the use
and enjoyment of the inhabitants
Cast the bread
upon the waters
for thou shalt find it
after many days
Eccles XI I
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 42° 21.322′ N, 71° 4.329′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Beacon Street and Arlington Street, on the left when traveling west on Beacon Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Boston Public Garden, Boston MA 02116, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monument to Ether (within shouting distance of this marker); Cheers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert McCloskey (about 700 feet The Common / Charles Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edward Everett Hale (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mrs. Gardner's Address (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pope John Paul II's Visit to Boston (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Glover of Marblehead (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
Regarding George Robert White. From the Friends of the Public Garden website: Near the Beacon-Arlington corner stands the beautiful angel monument and fountain honoring George Robert White, one of Boston’s greatest benefactors. When he died in 1922, his will included a charitable trust for public art, with $50,000 set aside for his own memorial. Erected in 1924, the monument is the last of the many collaborations by the sculptor Daniel Chester French and architect Henry Bacon. Symbolizing White’s largesse are the two cornucopias that feed the cobbled granite pool and the graceful bronze angel “casting bread upon the waters.”
Also see . . . George Robert White at Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.