WORCESTER — City officers collected at the Rockland Belief Plaza Sunday morning to devote a long lasting memorial to Gen. Josiah Pickett, a Civil War leader and longtime Worcester community servant.
With Civil War Union soldier re-enactor Kevin Tucker retelling the historical past of Pickett, the official dedication of the General Josiah Pickett Memorial Grove was held at the plaza off Inexperienced Road.
The memorial is component of Rockland Trust Plaza, an open up-air space at 45 Eco-friendly St. that connects Polar Park to exercise downtown and the Canal District.
The plaza was previously known as Common Pickett Plaza in honor of Worcester native Gen. Josiah Pickett of the 25th Massachusetts Regiment during the Civil War and the city’s former postmaster. The Arranging Board in February 2021 permitted the style for the new plaza and after partnering with the bank Rockland Have confidence in, the plaza is now publicly recognised as Rockland Believe in Plaza.
The city ideas to schedule programming in the plaza including meals trucks, live performances and modest events.
The plaza also features a h2o fountain built as a tribute to the Blackstone Canal. The fountain has a significant stone at the major of a replica canal with water that pours from the stone and goes down a collection of modest falls with Polar Park evidently visible driving the plaza.
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