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Creature Pond

Artist:

William H. Wainwright and Clara Wainwright

Location:

Post Office Sq. Park, at Congress St. and Milk St.  

Location

Post Office Sq. Park, at Congress St. and Milk St.
United States
42° 21' 23.4504" N, 71° 3' 20.916" W

Neighborhood:

Downtown

Type:

Sculpture

Year:

1982

Medium:

Bronze and Granite

Collection:

City of Boston

Funders:

Browne Fund

Description:

Nine artists contributed to this whimsical sculpture, which was added to Post Office Square in 1982, during a period of extensive renovations to the site. The bronze pond is home to a variety of bronze wildlife, including ducks, frogs, and dragonflies. This celebration of nature complements the location well, since a nearby fountain is dedicated to the memory of George Thorndike Angell, founder of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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