Granite Industry
Westerly, RI

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Babcock-Smith House Museum
124 Granite Street
Westerly, RI   02891

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Urns and Benches

The ambience of Westerly is so affected by granite that it seems to go unnoticed much of the time. The downtown is a treasure trove of works of art that is often overlooked and unappreciated.

Women of Westerly Urn Women of Westerly Urn as cut by the Smith Granite Company to be exhibited in the Rhode Island Building at the World’s Fair in Chicago in 1893.
YMCA urn The red Westerly granite urnformerly located at the YMCA as cut for the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 to mark the 400th anniversary of the voyages of Columbus. It is now on the grounds of the Babcock-Smith House Museum.
Crandall Urn The Crandall Urn was given to the town by the late Miss Martha Crandall, daughter of Albert Crandall. It is a finely detailed urn on an octagonal base. It originally served as a horse-watering trough at the corner of Grove Avenue and Granite Street. It is now used as a planter in Wilcox Park.
Class of WHS 1937 park bench Several Westerly High School classes, families and individuals have given granite benches to the Wilcox Park . The Class of 1937 bench near the Columbus Monument and provides a lovely resting spot overlooking the gardens.
On the corner of Watch Hill Road and Ninigret Avenue, there is a lovely exedra dedicated to the memory of Ensign James Gordon Woodruff, USNR, who was killed in the Battle of Midway on June 16, 1943.
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