An auction was held in November 1831 for subscribers who paid a premium to select lot locations. The merchant-philanthropist Samuel Appleton (1766 -1853) paid the most, $100 to get first choice and claimed to top of Cedar Hill on a path leading … Continue reading
Created by A.M. Lilly, this sculpture is named the “Suns and Moons”. It was commissioned in 2007 as a memorial for Benjamin Thompson, an AIA gold medal architect and designer. This unique memorial is a wind-activated kinetic sculpture, composed of … Continue reading
Henry Coffin Nevins Monument
The Henry Coffin Nevins monument was sculpted by Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907) in 1893. It commemorates Henry Coffin Nevins (1843-1892), a successful real estate developer. Following Nevins’ death, his wife commissioned architect Stanford White and sculptor Augusts Saint-Gaudens to create a monument … Continue reading
Benjamin Franklin Memorial
The Benjamin Franklin Memorial was erected by Thomas Dowse ca. 1855.