Waterbury in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Harrub Pilgrim Memorial
Plymouth Rock does not mark a beginning or an end. It marks a revelation of that which is without beginning and without end. A purpose shining through eternity with a resplendent light undimmed even by the imperfections of men and a response an answering purpose from those who oblivious disdainful of all else sailed hither seeking only for an avenue for the immortal soul. Calvin Coolidge
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Moved by the illustrious record of the Pilgrim Fathers the donor Charles Harrub in loving memory of his wife Roby S. Harrub and of her sympathetic accord dedicates this monument to the townspeople of Waterbury to keep ever in mind the conquest of hardship and adversity through virile Christian character and unflinching loyalty to almighty God on which was reared the structure of New England.
Location. 41° 32.93′ N, 73° 3.412′ W. Marker is in Waterbury, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Sunnyside Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Highland Avenue. Touch for map. Located in Chase Park. Marker is in this post office area: Waterbury CT 06708, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within First Settlement of Waterbury (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated to the Memory of the Unknown Dead (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Lyman Chatfield (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Revolutionary War Tercentennial Memorial (approx. half a mile away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Great War For Democracy Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); They Did Not Come Home (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterbury.
More about this marker. The 175 ton, 60 foot long Harrub Pilgrim Memorial was carved out of French granite by Herman Atkins MacNeil of New York. Charles Harrub, an engineer for the American Brass Company, donated the $100,000 needed for the project to honor his wife and the Pilgrims. Dedicated October 11, 1930 at its original location at the entrance to Chase Park across from the Freight Street bridge (about 1 mile away), it was moved for the construction of the Interstate Route 84 / Route 8 interchange and is now located at the corner of Highland Avenue and Chase Parkway.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,290 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 7, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.