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City Carpet / Hopscotch

Artist:

Lilli Ann Killen Rosenberg

Location:

Old City Hall, 45 School St.  

Location

Old City Hall, 45 School St.
United States
42° 21' 28.6272" N, 71° 3' 36.0576" W

Neighborhood:

Downtown

Type:

Mosaic

Year:

1983

Medium:

stone

Collection:

City of Boston

Funders:

Unknown

Description:

Shaped like a hopscotch grid, this mosaic marks the original site of the Boston Latin School, the first public school in the US. The school educated many influential politicians and writers, including Benjamin Franklin and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Although girls are depicted in the images of children at play, no girls were admitted to the school until the mid-19th century; the school became officially co-educational in 1972. Another mosaic by New England artist Lilli Ann Killen Rosenberg is located near Frog Pond in the Boston Common.

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