John Record grave, Farewell Street, Newport Rhode Island

Pete Janes

Portland, United States

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The gravestones in the older corners of Newport, Rhode Island’s famed Farewell Street boneyards feature a motif created just down the street in the 300-year old John Stevens stone workshop. Winged angels, and at times winged skulls dominate the slate stones which crowd together like Colonials once did, shoulder to shoulder at the White Horse Tavern (also, like many things in Newport, just down the street).
Today, my old Newport friend Nicholas Benson, who just won the prestigious Macarthur Fellowship, still runs the family stonecutting shop, and the White Horse Tavern has packed them in for grog and fish stew since 1673.

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