Braintree, Massachusetts: Sacco and Vanzetti Murder Memorial

A plaque on a rock marks the spot where two men were killed in a payroll robbery, a crime later attributed to Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Their conviction and execution became one of the biggest criminal justice stories of the 20th century.
Address:
1 French Ave., Braintree, MA
Directions:
Plaque on a rock on the northeast corner of French Ave. and Pearl St., just west of the railroad overpass.
Admission:
Free
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Sacco and Vanzetti Murder Memorial

This memorial is at the site of the murder of Frederick Albert Parmenter and Alessandro Berardelli. On April 15, 1920, while performing their duties at the Slater and Morrell Shoe Co., they were murdered during an armed robbery by the accused, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti.

[Robert, 09/17/2013]

Sacco and Vanzetti, Italian immigrants, were convicted of the payroll robbery and double-murder and sent to the electric chair in 1927. They became famous because a lot of people thought they were innocent. This little memorial was created to call attention to the overlooked murder victims.

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