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Massachusetts (1)

Gardner, Massachusetts
Gardner, Massachusetts
Photo by Daderot (June 2012) available at
Gardner, Massachusetts
     City Hall
     Eagles monument behind the hedge on the right
     Screenshot: Google Maps street view August 2011

Donated by FOE: 1955

Location: Gardner City Hall, 95 Pleasant St.

Scroll: “Presented To / City of Gardner / Ulric O. Fridette Mayor / By Hillcrest Aerie 747 / Fraternal Order Of Eagles / 1955”

Comment: The monument is unique, particularly with respect to the two tablets at the top with Roman numerals (instead of Paleo-Hebrew script), the minimal embellishments surrounding the tablets (rather than Easter lillies) and the Eye of Providence surrounded by a triangle (rather than sun's rays in a circle). In addition, the scroll at the bottom includes the name of the Gardern's mayor at the time of the dedication.