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A Towering Tribute

The Bancroft Tower in Salisbury Park, Worcester, MA, honors the impressive achievements of George Bancroft.

Bancroft Tower in Worcester, MA was designed to look like a miniature Romanesque castle.
Made of natural stone and granite, it is 56 feet high.
It was erected in 1900 in honor of George Bancroft: Worcester native, Secretary to the Navy, Founder of the U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Minister to Great Britain and Germany.

About the author jmankowsky

This photo blog features the seasonal changes in nature observed in my own backyard and a variety of local environments. The Wachusett Meadow Audubon Sanctuary in Princeton, MA is often highlighted as a model for the positive effects a small nature preserve can have on the larger environment and the local community. Local sites of historical, cultural and recreational interest are spotlighted as well. All photographs were taken by me. Thank you so much for visiting.

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10 Comments

  1. That is one fancy place. Bancroft certainly had a long busy life.

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    1. Makes me tired even thinking of all the stuff Bancroft did! 😉

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  2. Beautiful tower and the tree colors were at their height!

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  3. This looks like a fabulous place to visit. Your pictures are beautiful, especially with all the fall colours.

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    1. Thank you so much! It hasn’t been the most colorful fall in New England, so I was really glad to catch this on the day I did.

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  4. Gorgeous tower, the architectural work with the rocks is awesome; the autumn colors adds even more beauty!

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    1. It’s a great little “castle”. So much fun for New Englanders to visit. I wonder if my European followers are chuckling a bit, because I’m making so much out of something they can find in their environment fairly easily! 😉

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  5. The stonework and the autumn colours really do set each other off beautifully.

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    1. Thank you, and thank you so much for visiting and commenting! I always look forward to your posts, and am astonished at the details in words and photography. Wishing you a good vacation, with photos if you wish, or just relaxing for a change.
      Peace,
      Julie

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      1. I enjoy visiting and seeing your vibrant photos of your beautiful region and garden. Thanks for the kind wishes. Sometimes it is good to put the camera down but I find using the camera can be quite a meditative practice. We do intend to have a peaceful and relaxing time, thanks. With best wishes from SA.

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