Preservation a priority for Benches Carved in Stone
The summer was rife with activity for the Public Garden, Boston Common and Commonwealth Avenue Mall. In addition to many exciting community activities Friends have been working hard to ensure the preservation of our most beloved monuments.
You may recall a recent post describing the restoration and rededication of the Civil War Bench by the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War (for the full story click here). The Civil War bench is one of four stone benches on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall. The other benches are the Howard Bench, the Merwin Bench and the Dewart Bench. Each has a unique history and this summer they all received some much needed attention.
Below are photos of the recently restored benches. Check out this article in the Back Bay Sun for a brief description of the history of each of these great commemorative monuments.