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Lincoln Street Green Strip

Artist:

Legge Lewis Legge

Location:

Lincoln St. and Royal St.  

Location

Lincoln St. and Royal St.
United States
42° 21' 25.0812" N, 71° 7' 46.488" W

Neighborhood:

Allston/Brighton

Type:

Sculpture

Year:

2009

Medium:

Steel

Collection:

City of Boston

Funders:

New England Foundation for the Arts and the City of Boston's Department of Neighborhood Development

Description:

Dedicated in the spring of 2009, this project aimed to rehabilitate a forgotten strip of land that runs along Lincoln Street near I-90 in Allston. To transform the site, once overgrown with weeds and littered with trash, the artist team Legge Lewis Legge found inspiration in Boston’s colonial past and in European folly gardens featuring whimsical, decorative structures. The artists preserved the site’s natural plants and steep terrain, but added steel planters and sculptural elements to restructure the space. The result is an urban meadow where grass and weeds grow in curving arabesque designs. The project was funded by the city of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development and the New England Foundation for the Arts. Allston residents volunteered in the creation of this project and have pledged to help maintain it.

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