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Colonel Thomas Cass


Erected in 1899, this monument to Colonel Thomas Cass of the Ninth Massachusetts Infantry stands on the same spot in the Boston Public Gardens where a previous statue of Cass was placed ten years before. Following a series of complaints about the original granite sculpture’s likeness of the Colonel, artist Richard E. Brooks was hired to design the current bronze statue, for which he was awarded a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1900.


Monument type:

Statue - high ranking official

Artist:

Richard E. Brooks (New York)

Dedication Date:

March 1894 (replacing 1889 statue)

Address:

UK

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Material:
Statue – bronze. Base – granite.
Size:
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Creator:
J. J. Horgan (fabricator)
Cost / Value:
Erected by:
The City of Boston
Funded by:
Mayor Josiah Quincy/City of Boston (funded through the Jonathan Phillips Fund, $9,174)
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