Rochester Public Art by Richard MargolisAn Inventory of Rochester NY's Landmark Sculpture, Monuments, and Memorials

 

Fox Sisters Monumentby Unknown

Fox Sisters Monument
Fox Sisters MonumentFox Sisters Monument - 2
Location: Troup Street near Plymouth
Rochester, NY (view Google map)
Material: Granite
Dated: 1927

Description: Monument to birth of spiritualism

Caption: "The first public demonstration of the Fox sisters' power to converse with departed souls occurred in 1849. The 'Spirit Rappers' as they were called, created a sensation that proved convincing to some prominent Rochesterians. The obelisk, erected following a world-wide subscription drive among believers, commemorates the birthplace of modern Spiritualism."


 
 

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