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Solomon Willard

 (1783 - 1861)
Solomon Willard was active/lived in Massachusetts.  Solomon Willard is known for sculptor-monument and figurehead.

Biography   Solomon Willard

Famous as the architect of the Bunker Hill Monument, Solomon Willard was born in Petersham, Massachusetts and settled in Boston where he became a noted carver of figureheads and sculptor of monuments. He is also significant for his discovery of the Quincy granite quarries and the inventing of the machinery to cut and handle the slabs of stone.

As a young man, Willard moved to Boston where he trained with his father as a carpenter and carved architectural capitals for meetinghouses near the Boston Common. In 1810, he carved a wooden eagle five feet wide and over sixty feet high for the old Custom House, and by 1813, he was carving ship figureheads including for the Salem brig "Caravan." He also did a bust of George Washington.

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