Watertown, Massachusetts, Armenian Genocide Memorial Khachkar

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Subject:The victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. (view image)
Type of Memorial:Monumental Sculpture
Sponsor(s):Armenian Church and American-Armenian community members.
Architect/Designer/Artist:Artist from Republic of Armenia; name unknown.
Placement:Freestanding sculpture in the front yard of Saint James (St. Hagop) Armenian Church.
Physical Setting:Outdoor, in front of the church complex. Flat land.
Tourist Amenities:Yes
Map Designation:Saint James (St. Hagop) Armenian Church
Physical Condition:Well preserved.
Location:Saint James Armenian Church, 465 Mount Auburn Street
Watertown, Massachusettes 02172-4182 United States
Construction Began:1980s
Construction Completed:1980s
Prior Use of Site:Front yard of the Armenian Church.
Development/Construction Process:The granite khachkar sculpture is from Armenia.
History of Ownership:Owned by the St. Hagop's Armenian Church of Watertown, MA.
Commemorative Activities:The khatchkar was consecrated and inaugurated by the local Reverend. Each year on April 24, the Armenian community marches from St. Hagop’s Church to St. Stephen’s Church as an act of commemoration.
Notable Visitors:The Reverend Dajad A. Davidian, Diocese of the Armenian Church of America.
Additional Information:Hayrenik Magazine. Watertown, MA. 1980s

Weekly Magazine. Watertown, MA. 1980’s