February 15, 2018

Declaration of Independence Tablet

As you walk around the Boston Public Garden's you may encounter a large bronze tablet on granite - its a replicate of the Declaration of Independence.

Boston Independence Tablet

Seven Things that I learned about the Tablet on the Boston Commons

  • Created by John Francis Paramino (Died on October 5, 1956)
  • The tablet design mimics the painting done be John Trumbull's which is hung in the Rotunda of the Capitol building.
  • The Board of Park Commissioners allocated funds for this commemorative tablet.
  • Dedicated on July 4, 1925 in a large ceremony near the site.
  • The tablet was created to celebrate the 250th anniversary of American independence.
  • The tablet was unveiled by Miss Evelyn Cumming, a descendant of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independance - Robert Trat Paine.
  • The tablet was actually placed on the Lafayette Mall path sometime later.

Artist Signature

John Paramino

You can see John Paramino "signature" on the bottom right of the tablet. It also looks like a number appears after his name. Can't really read it well, looks like it says - 1915.

Finding the Tablet

The tablet is located in the Boston Public Commons along Tremont Street. H&R Block is directly across the street.

Check it out what you think the number after John Paramino says. This would make a great scavenger hunt item:

What is the number to the right of the artist who made the Declaration of Independence tablet in Boston?

If you found out, please comment below!


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