Pawtucket, Rhode Island: Scallop Shell War Memorial

An unusual war memorial stands stands in an obscure corner of a Rhode Island park.

Slater Park

Address:
Conch St., Pawtucket, RI
Directions:
Slater Park. East edge of the city. From RI-15/Armistice Blvd turn south into Slater Park. You'll immediately see a few parking spaces on the right, and the walkway to the Scallop is on the left.
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Scallop Shell War Memorial

This unusual war memorial was originally a fountain beside city hall. When the water works died it was turned into a planter. The town decided to build a proper, boring granite war memorial and this disappeared, only to reappear in Slater Park. It could be the world's largest concrete scallop, although I cannot prove it.

[Bill La Civita, 06/06/2019]

Perhaps it's Rhode Island's largest concrete scallop. The Bivalve of Battle?

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