Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sights ~ Roger Williams Statue ~ Roger Williams Park, Providence

The Roger Williams Statue sits near one of the entrances on Elmwood Ave. to Roger Williams Park. It displays a lifesize statue of Williams on a pediment, with a woman below etching his name into the stone. Williams is carrying a book that reads "Soul Liberty" and is dated 1636, the year he founded Providence.

Roger Williams Park

I really wish I could find information on the sculptor and the history of the statue, but there's very little out there about it.

Roger Williams Park


I'm sure the woman below him is an allegorical figure, but I'm not sure what she represents.

Roger Williams Park

2 comments:

  1. This was designed by Maine native Franklin Simmons. He also did the one of Roger Williams in the National Statuary Hall in Washington, DC. :)

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    1. Thanks Summer! Now I have a bit more to go on. :)

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