Bigelow Memorial

Bigelow MemorialFrom the Worcester Public Works and Parks website:

The moving force behind the Bigelow Memorial was Timothy Bigelow Lawrence whose great grandfather is buried at the site. In the foundation is a time capsule of mementos from the life and Revolutionary times of Patriotic Colonel Timothy Bigelow.

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The highly stylized Gothic spire is carved of Tuscany marble. On its sides are engraved the names of battles in which the Colonel served. The memorial has been repaired twice, first in 1886 when a select storm damaged some marble elements and again in 1938 after the famous hurricane blew it down. The dark gray parts are the replacements.

Bigelow’s memorial and the tombstones around it are all that remain visible of the burial ground that once occupied part of the Common. Dedicated on the 86th anniversary of Bigelow’s departure for Concord with the Worcester volunteers, the day proved memorable in another respect; April 19, 1861, a Worcester Company just answering the call to service, was attacked on the streets of Baltimore in one of the first skirmishes of the Civil War.

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  1. Posted June 27, 2006 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    I know this one (and the bus stop, too). I drove by them when I was looking for dolphin boy. 8)

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