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Dudley Town Park Common Bollards

Artist:

Lilli Ann Rosenberg and Marvin Rosenberg

Location:

Dudley Town Park Common  

Location

Dudley Town Park Common
United States
42° 19' 35.8248" N, 71° 4' 32.0016" W

Neighborhood:

Roxbury

Type:

Architectural Elements

Year:

1999

Medium:

Ceramics

Collection:

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Description:

Dudley Town Common consists of two small parks, North Park and South Park, that point toward each other over their separation by one block of Dudley Street. North Park, with its great circular seating wall bearing a Declaration of Community Rights, is dedicated to rest and quiet. South Park, with its open air-stage, is designed for community  events and performances. Each park is marked by a symbolic gateway: A pair of tall columns bearing life-size silhouetted figures of people representing the diversity of the neighborhood. In South Park the columns carry a town clock between them. The artists of the bollards, Lilli Ann Rosenberg and Marvin Rosenberg, made ceramic decorations for both parks. The sculptor, John Tagiuri, designed the music fence for South Park, and a large trellis for North Park.  John Copley and Lynn Wolff, supervising designers,  worked closely with The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, to the make the parks meet the community’s requirements while also recognizing the community’s history and aspirations.

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