Plymouth Rock Memorial

The real Plymouth Rock was a boulder about fifteen feet long and three feet wide which lay with its point to the east, thus forming a convenient pier for boats to land during certain hours of tide. In 1920, the rock was found and the waterfront rebuilt to a design by noted landscape architect Arthur Ahcrcliff, with a waterfront promenade behind a low seawall, in such a way that when the rock was returned to its original site, it would be at water level. The care of the rock was turned over to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and a new very sober Roman Doric Portico designed by McKim, Mead and White for viewing the tide-washed rock protected by gratings. Faber-Castell Pitt black pens in a 9″ x 12″ Stillman and Birn Alpha Sketchbook.

2015-09-06 Plymouth Rock Memorial

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