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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Charlestown (Boston, Massachusetts, United States)en_US
dc.coverage.temporal1827-1843 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorWillard, Solomonen_US
dc.date1827-1843en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-12T18:03:33Z
dc.date.available2013-04-12T18:03:33Z
dc.date.issued1827-1843en_US
dc.identifier207906en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 920en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/115774
dc.descriptionDistant view of Bunker Hill and the monument, looking northwest from near the Charlestown Navy Yard; The Bunker Hill Monument, built to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill, is the first [American] public obelisk. The 221 foot (67 m) granite obelisk was erected between 1827 and 1843 in Charlestown, Massachusetts with granite from Quincy, Massachusetts and conveyed to the site by the first commercial railway in the United States, built specially for that purpose. There are 294 steps to the top. The Bunker Hill Monument is not on Bunker Hill but instead on Breed's Hill, where most of the fighting in the misnamed Battle of Bunker Hill actually took place. The Monument Association, which had purchased the battlefield site, was forced to sell off all but the hill's summit in order to complete the monument. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 2/11/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumstone; graniteen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectmilitaryen_US
dc.subjectwaren_US
dc.subjectUnited States History Revolution, 1775-1783en_US
dc.subjectNeoclassicalen_US
dc.titleBunker Hill Monumenten_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A2-US-B-BH-A2en_US
vra.culturalContextAmericanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeobelisk (monumental pillar)en_US
dc.contributor.displaySolomon Willard (American architect, 1783-1861)en_US


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