Saturday, June 27, 2009

An Unfitting Tribute

There is a rock/monument/reminder in front of the new Marriott on the Eastern Waterfront, across from Ocean Gateway. It serves as a notice that the house which Henry Wadsworth Longellow was born and raised in once stood on this site. Per the Vigorous North, the house was demolished long ago to make way for industrial buildings, which were then demolished for this development and a parking garage.

A view towards the waterfront

And on the other side


  1. As progress goes, someday this rock monument will be in front of the building that replaces the Marriott.

    We should be glad that someone had the good sense to honor the past.

  2. Unfitting is right! You'd think they'd be too ashamed to be part of tearing down such an historical structure!

    Another Marriott - just what every city needs!