Barre Granite Sculptures

Relaxing on Granite Easy Chair

The local city of Barre, Vermont has some fun new granite sculptures. The local area is known for granite quarrying and carving. Stone is something that is rather easy to come by here in the granite state. Oh, wait, that’s New Hampshire. Well, it’s the same here across the river in Vermont.

Giant Zipper Flower Bed

North of the easy chair is a rather creative flower bed in the form of a giant zipper next to the new building.

City Center Building

This is the new City Center Building which we’ve been watching rise. It came out very nice, fitting in well with the local architecture.

Hammer Bench

In front of the City Center Building are four granite benches. Each is carved from a single block with what looks like objects left on them by the stone carvers.

Hat & Blaster on Bench

Coffee Bench

Lunch Box on Bench

Gargoyle Bike Rack

Across the street is a bike rack guarded by to gnomes or gargoyles.

South Gargoyle

North Gargoyle

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3 Responses to Barre Granite Sculptures

  1. Pablo says:

    Nice looking work. I can’t imagine carving granite. Seems impossible.

  2. Cheryll says:

    Two years ago when we were visiting your area in our RV, we took the tour of Rock of Ages and then visited Hope Cemetery with its many unusual and inspirational headstones. Still one of our favorite sites that we’ve visited in our many travels.

  3. Carol says:

    Hey Walter thanks for shining a light on Barre’s great public art. These recent pieces join the wonderful older granite statues honoring our Scottish & Italian heritage, along with the incredible “artwork” on display in Hope & Elmwood Cemeteries. Additionally, we have a new granite piece in City Hall – a 1/3 scale sculpture of Isaac Barre, the British colonel who was sympathetic to the American Revolutionaries, and our city’s namesake. Many of the new pieces are thanks to Charles Semprebon, who left the bulk of his estate to the city to be used for civic improvements. These improvements will last forever!

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