The Troubles With New Memorials

This monument to Edgar Allan Poe was erected in October. It honors Poe’s roots in Boston and shows him returning to the former home, just down Charles Street. He stands in “Poe Square.” It was named after on Euriabam Daniel Pograham, a mid-1800s grocer and chorister known as “Poe” to his friends. He had a…

Brooklyn and Manhattan

There was a time when the people in charge of roads and bridges were the type to think “tens of thousands of people will be using this bridge every day. We ought to put a pair of monuments at the entrance, to give them a moment of Beauty and Art each and every day. In…