IWALKED BOSTON’S PUBLIC GARDEN – REVEREND WILLIAM ELLERY CHANNING STATUE
Although “technically” located outside of the borders and confines of the Boston Public Garden (just out side the gates at the intersection of Arlington Street and Boylston Street), the statue to Reverend William Ellery Channing is worth the incremental effort. Reverend William Ellery Channing formerly preached to the congregation now located directly across the road at Arlington Street Church from 1803-1842. He was known as the Father of American Unitarianism and this statue was erected in 1903 on the 100th anniversary of becoming minister.
The statue is by Herbert Adams and depicts Channing in his robes, holding a Bible and donning his minister robes whilst preparing to deliver another one of his numerous and famous sermons.
Address: Boston Public Gardens, Boston, MA. Southwest corner of the park near the intersection of Arlington Street and Boylston Street.
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