A Stone Carver's Family Tradition

Check out this fascinating video on third generation stone carver, Nick Benson! Benson owns a a stone-carving business in Newport Rhode Island called the John Stevens Shop. Founded in 1705, the business was maintained by six generations of Stevenses, until Nick Benson's grandfather, John, bought it in the 1920s. Benson hand-carved the v-cut letterforms of the Four Freedoms speech at the Park with a pneumatic hammer. In this video, you can see the Park - and other examples of Benson's handiwork - below. 

Learn more about Benson's work at the Park - including a great video of his team inscribing the Four Freedoms - on our blog: