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Introduction
1)
Title
National Monument to the Forefathers Pilgrims
2)
Town, State
Plymouth, MA
3)
ID #
1767
4)
Compilation Date (Initial)
March 01, 2008
5)
Compilation Date (Latest)
March 01, 2008
6)
Site Worked Last
July 11, 2009
Content
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1)
Individual|group/family recognition
2)
Group of outstanding/notable citizens/persons
3)
Not Applicable
4)
Male and Female
5)
Caucasian
6)
Not Applicable
Design
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1.)
Man-made
2.)
Inscription/Text Design
Integrated
3)
Statue(s) w/wo pedestal
4)
Stone/rock
5)
Large
6)
Main + Three
7)
Inscribed/lettered directly
8)
Text available, all
9)
Others, not authorized
9.1)
Image numbering/location
10)
Design Preservation
Under Consideration
11)
Inscript. Separate from M|M
No
12)
Designers
12.1)
Designer 1
Artist/Artistic Group: Billings, Hammatt
12.2)
Designer 2
Artist/Artistic Group: Rimmer, William
13)
Fabricators/Builders
Known
13.1)
Fabricator/Builder 1
Hallowell Granite Company 
13.2)
Fabricator City
Hallowell 
13.3)
Fabricator State
ME 
13.4)
Fabricator Country
United States 
13.5)
Fabricator/Builder 2
Bodwell Granite Company
13.6)
Fabricator/Builder 3
New England Granite Company
Setting
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1)
Under Consideration
2)
Under Consideration
3)
Appearance/Setting
Not Performed
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4)
1794
5)
August 01, 1889
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Not Entered
7)
Not Entered
10)
Other Monuments on Site
11)
Satisfactory
12)
State government
Themes
1)
MonumentsandMemorials.com Themes
No Perceived Theme Match
2)
National Historic Landmark Themes
English Exploration and Settlement
Demography
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1)
File Number
97
2)
Town/City
Plymouth
3)
County
Plymouth
4)
District
Intentionally Blank
5)
State
MA
6)
Zip
02360
7)
Country
United States
8)
Latitude (GPS)
41.9603580000
9)
Longitude (GPS)
-70.6759690000
10)
Intersecting Street 1
Allerton St
11)
Intersecting Street 2
Cushman St
12)
Additional Identifier 1
13)
Additional Identifier 2
15)
Man-made
16)
16.1)
Citizens/residents
16.2)
Government, Federal -- Exec / Other
16.3)
Government, State
16.4)
Membership Group/Public Contribution
17)
First Americans/Colonists 1492-1775
18)
Compilation Date (Initial)
March 01, 2008
19)
19.1)
Book/Pamphlet/Text
19.2)
Government Materials
19.3)
Promotional Materials
19.4)
Website
20)
Compilation Date (Latest)
Not Entered
21)
Compilation Technique (Latest)
22)
Source Originator
monumentsandmemorials.com
Comments and Notes
TITLE, ALT: Forefathers Monument; Pilgrim Monument; National Monument to the Pilgrims (see Davis, below)
DESIGN: Designer name: Architect -- Charles Howland Hammatt Billings (Carlock)
DESIGNERS, ADDITIONAL: Joseph Billings (architect, brother of Hammatt Billings); John D. Perry (sculptor); John M. Moffitt (sculptor)
DESIGNERS, ADDITIONAL: Alexander Doyle (Education), Karl Conrad (Morality), James H. Mahoney (Freedom and Law)
SITE DEVELOPMENT: Start -- For 1794 date, see Davis, below, p. 9
SITE DEVELOPMENT: Cornerstone laid 8/2/1859
SITE MAINTENANCE: Until 2001, Community Group/Not For Profit -- Pilgrim Society
SITE MAINTENANCE: State government -- In 2001, Pilgrim Society deeded monument and property to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, department of Conservation and Recreation
SPONSOR(S): Pilgrim Society (orig., Old Colony Pilgrim Society (to commemorate the landing of the Pilgrims))
SPONSOR(S): Hammatt Billings (fundraising; after his death, succeeded, in 1884, by Pilgrim National Monument Fund)
SPONSOR(S): Government, state(s) -- Massachusetts, Connecticut
SOURCE(S): Bittinger, Pilgrim Plymouth; Briggs, A Guide to Plymouth and its History; Carlock, A Guide to Public Art in Greater Boston; Craven, Sculpture in America (esp., Rimmer); Davis, Celebration of the Completion of the National Monument to the Pilgrims; SIRIS; Smith, Plymouth Yesterday and Today
COMMENT: Site listed on National Register of Historic Places 8/30/1974




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