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  • 77-BAC 1X1-Boston Bricks

Boston Bricks

Artist:

Kate Burke and Gregg Lefevre

Location:

Winthrop Ln., between Arch St. and Otis St.  

Location

Winthrop Ln., between Arch St. and Otis St.
United States
42° 21' 17.0928" N, 71° 3' 30.672" W

Neighborhood:

Downtown

Type:

Inlaid tablets

Year:

1985

Medium:

Bronze

Collection:

City of Boston

Funders:

Browne Fund

Description:

A hidden treasure in Winthrop Lane! It’s easy to miss these bronze reliefs set into the brick road, which celebrate Boston’s past and present. Many refer to famous events, including the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Marathon. Others show characteristics associated with Boston and its residents. One depicts a Boston driver, turned into a monster behind the wheel, to illustrate the city’s reputation for nightmarish traffic.

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