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Roxbury Friendship Fence

Artist:

Russell Berndt

Location:

Alianza Hispana Building  

Location

Alianza Hispana Building
United States
42° 19' 31.3824" N, 71° 4' 30.7236" W

Neighborhood:

Roxbury

Type:

Sculpture

Year:

1985

Medium:

Steel

Collection:

City of Boston

Funders:

Browne Fund

Description:

The Friendship Fence lines the sidewalk in front of the building for La Alianza Hispana, a non-profit organization working to enhance health and educational opportunities within Boston’s Hispanic communities. Made of steel pipe, the two sections of the fence show a series of human figures in outline, raising their arms and joining their hands to symbolize friendship. The fence anchors the entrance to Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan at Dudley Street, Mount Pleasant Avenue, and Blue Hill Avenue. It was designed by Russell Berndt, at the time a student at Harvard’s School of Design and erected in 1985.

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