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

The Sculptor

 
 
The Sculptor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2014
1. The Sculptor Marker
Inscription.  The Shaw - 54th Regiment Memorial, the outstanding tribute to soldiers of the Civil War, was created by one of America's foremost sculptors, Augustus Saint Gaudens (1848 - 1907). Born in Dublin, of a French father and an Irish mother, he grew up in New York, was apprenticed to a cameo cutter at 13, and studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. His best known works include the Adams Memorial in Washington, D.C., General Sherman in New York and President Lincoln in Chicago. His home in Cornish, New Hampshire is a National Historic Site. The setting for the memorial was designed by the distinguished architect, Charles F. McKim.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list.
 
Location. 42° 21.451′ N, 71° 3.812′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Beacon Street west of Park Street, on the right when traveling east. This historical marker is located on the
The Sculptor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2014
2. The Sculptor Marker
View of the historical marker located in the foreground, on the sidewalk, directly in front of a tree, in the area in front of (and slightly to the left of) The Shaw - 54th Regiment Memorial Monument.
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sidewalk, in front of (and slightly to the left of) The Shaw - 54th Regiment Memorial, and directly across the street from the Massachusetts State House building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Monument (here, next to this marker); Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts 54th Regiment (a few steps from this marker); Beacon Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); General Joseph Hooker (within shouting distance of this marker); Arrival of the Frigate Arbella (within shouting distance of this marker); John Hancock Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Dyer (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chester Harding House (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
The Sculptor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2014
3. The Sculptor Marker
View, looking west on Beacon Street, of the historical marker located in the foreground of the picture, on the sidewalk, in the area in front of (and slightly to the left of) The Shaw - 54th Regiment Memorial Monument.
The Sculptor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2014
4. The Sculptor Marker
View from across the street of the historical marker located on the sidewalk, directly in front of a tree, in the area in front of (and slightly to the left of) The Shaw - 54th Regiment Memorial Monument.
The Shaw - 54th Regiment Memorial Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2014
5. The Shaw - 54th Regiment Memorial Monument
View from the backside of the Shaw - 54th Regiment Memorial Monument, looking towards the Massachusetts State House building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 392 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on June 2, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 23, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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