Captain Nathan Hale Monument

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Captain Nathan Hale Monument
Nathan Hale Memorial, Coventry CT.jpg
Captain Nathan Hale Monument is located in Connecticut
Captain Nathan Hale Monument
Captain Nathan Hale Monument is located in the US
Captain Nathan Hale Monument
Location 120 Lake Street,
Coventry, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°46′4″N 72°18′24″W / 41.76778°N 72.30667°W / 41.76778; -72.30667Coordinates: 41°46′4″N 72°18′24″W / 41.76778°N 72.30667°W / 41.76778; -72.30667
Built 1846
Built by Solomon Willard
Architect Henry Austin
Architectural style Greek Revival; Exotic Revival
NRHP Reference # 01001531[1]
Added to NRHP January 28, 2002

The Captain Nathan Hale Monument, is a 45-foot (14 m) obelisk in Coventry, Connecticut, built in 1846 in honor of Nathan Hale, the Revolutionary War hero, who was born in Coventry.

The monument's architectural style has been described as Greek Revival and Exotic Revival.[1] A retaining wall made of "massive stones five feet in length" was built in 1894.[2] It was designed by Henry Austin, and Solomon Willard supervised construction.[2]:6 It shares design characteristics with the Bunker Hill Monument in Boston.

The monument was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b David F. Ransom and Mary M. Donohue (June 15, 2001). "NRHP Registration: Captain Nathan Hale Monument / Hale Monument" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying seven photos from 2001 (see photo captions page 14 of text document)