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  • John Endecott, Jennewein (17)
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John Endecott

Artist:

Ralph Weld Gray and Carl Paul Jennewein

Location:

 

Location

United States
42° 20' 26.0484" N, 71° 5' 34.0044" W

Neighborhood:

Fenway

Type:

Memorial Sculpture

Year:

1937

Medium:

Granite

Collection:

Funders:

George Augustus Peabody

Description:

John Endecott (1588-1665) was one of the early governors of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and the cofounder of Salem, Massachusetts. He is remembered today for his harshness toward Quakers, though an understanding of the religious conflicts of the time is necessary to put Endecott’s politics in proper historical context. The monument is the gift of Endecott’s direct descendent, George Augustus Peabody. It was designed by the architect Ralph Weld Gray. The statue is the work of Carl Paul Jennewein, who carved the figure in high relief from a block of granite that originally weighed some 12 tons. About four tons of stone were removed in creating the statue.

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