Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sculptures of Springfield: Anthony M. Scibelli Memorial

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Anthony M. Scibelli Memorial
Springfield, MA
Topic: Sculptures of Springfield

GPS: N42° 05.581; W072° 34.951

Quick Description: 

A bust and plaque has been erected in honor of  former State Representative Anthony M. Scibelli in the South End neighborhood of Springfield, MA

Long Description:

A life size bust by sculptor Carl B. Sundberg of America's longest serving state legislator, Anthony M. Scibelli is located in the South End neighborhood that he represented for 46 years. Mr. Scibelli was also one of the founders of Springfield Technical Community College, which was created when the Springfield Armory closed down.

A plaque attached to a granite pedestal is inscribed:

{Map and Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts}

In Fond Memory of State Representive
1911 - 1998
"A man of the people"
Springfield Common Council
1940 - 1950
Massachusetts House of Representatives
1951 - 1998
"Dean" of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
and America's Longest Continuously
serving State Legislator
Dedicated September 14, 1999

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