Declaration of Independence Tablet
General Information about the 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.
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.
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!