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Framingham Civil War Memorial


Union

Depicting a Union soldier at parade rest, this memorial statue was dedicated on February 22, 1873 and originally resided within the Edgell Memorial Library which it now guards. This move was reportedly caused by an inability of the library authorities to enforce the building’s dress code: seeing the standing soldier in full uniform, patrons would often refuse to uncover their own hats. The memorial was largely funded by Framingham resident George Phipps, who provided the required $3,000 upon the request of local patriot George G. Brown. Mr Phipps is anecdotally said to have begrudgingly parted with the money, remarking “There’s a check for your brazen image.” The statue is taken from an original prototype by sculptor Martin Milmore for a monument in Charlestown in 1871. Framingham’s version, in bronze, was cast by Ames Foundry in Chicopee.


Monument type:

Statue - standing soldier

Artist:

Martin Milmore

Dedication Date:

[February 22, 1873]

Address:

USA

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Material:
Statue - bronze
Size:
0m x 0m x 2.4384m
Creator:
Martin Milmore/Ames Foundry, Chicopee
Cost / Value:
Erected by:
George C. Brown/George Phipps
Funded by:
George Phipps ($3,000); other donations ($500)
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