LOCATION: NW CORNER OF HIGH SCHOOL LAWN, RTE 6 (HUTTLESTON AVENUE), FAIRHAVEN MA
IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION
AND BENEFACTIONS OF
HENRY HUTTLESTON ROGERS
THE PEOPLE OF FAIRHAVEN
HAVE ERECTED THIS MEMORIAL
SI MONVMENTVN REQVIRIS
A committee to study plans for a memorial for Henry Huttleston Rogers was formed in March of 1910. The architect firm of Brigham, Goveney, and Bisbee designed the structure and it was erected in 1911. The completed monument was dedicated on January 29,1912 in a ceremony held at the Town Hall with Mr. George Tabor serving as chief orator. The structure is a 30 ft. fluted Grecian column of granite with a bronze tablet on one side below a medallion bust of Rogers, The memorial was originally erected at Huttleston Avenue and main Street. Transfer of the monument was made by Thomas A. Tripp, Chairman of the Finance Committee. Towns people donated the $4,000. needed to raise the structure. The structure became a hazard due to increased traffic in the area and was blamed for numerous automobile accidents. It was moved to its present site on the grounds of the high school on Tuesday, April 5, 1966.
Source: Undated Fairhaven Star Newspaper articles, Millicent Library.
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