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Mayor Kevin White

Artist:

Pablo Eduardo

Location:

Faneuil Hall Plaza, at Congress St. and North St.  

Location

Faneuil Hall Plaza, at Congress St. and North St.
United States
42° 21' 36.7596" N, 71° 3' 24.264" W

Neighborhood:

Downtown

Type:

Sculpture

Year:

2006

Medium:

Bronze

Collection:

Funders:

Unknown

Description:

With his jacket thrown over his shoulder and a spring in his step, former Boston mayor Kevin White appears to be in a hurry. This oversized statue depicts him walking away from City Hall and toward Quincy Market, which he renovated and expanded in the 1970s. White was one of the city’s longestserving mayors, holding the office from 1968 to 1984. While in office, he fought to implement rent control and supported the desegregation of Boston schools. Along less serious lines, he also convinced the Rhode Island State Police to release the members of the Rolling Stones from jail so that they could make a scheduled appearance in Boston. Through his lifelike depiction, Massachusetts artist Pablo Eduardo has emphasized White’s populist appeal.

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