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Abington Memorial Bridge and Arch

Abington Memorial Bridge & Arch

Abington Memorial Bridge and Arch at Island Grove Park, dedicated on June 10, 1912 as part of the town’s bicentennial observances. The Grove, before the war, had been a popular meeting place for the Massachusetts Antislavery Society. William Lloyd Garrison, Wendell Phillips, Abby Kelley Foster, and Lucy Stone were among the many prominent reformers who spoke here. Capt. Moses Arnold, a veteran of the 12th Massachusetts Infantry, donated a large marker in 1909 to commemorate the abolitionist meetings at Island Grove. Shortly after, as commander of the GAR Post, he led the effort to create the Memorial Bridge and Arch.

Island Grove Park is a municipal park of the town of Abington, Massachusetts. It consists of a 17-acre (6.9 ha) parcel of land whose principal feature is a peninsula jutting into Island Grove Pond, a 35-acre body of water which was created by impounding the Shumatuscacant River in c. 1700. The area has a significant history, first as an industrial site, then as an amusement park, before it became the wooded park it is now.The park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002 as the Island Grove Park National Register District.


117 Park Ave, Abington, MA 02351, USA