Announcement from CT Trust for Historic Preservation (from Facebook):
We will be writing a State Register nomination for the Benjamin Franklin statue located in front of the Silas Bronson Library in Waterbury for our Creative Places Trail. The statue was created by Connecticut sculptor, Paul Wayland Bartlett and completed in 1921. It was cast in Baltimore and went on a 22-city tour before ending in Waterbury’s library park. The sculpture was commissioned post-WWI to promote patriotism.