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A Community Mural is Vandalized in Jamaica Plain

A post published on March 13, 2013 for Big Red & Shiny on the destruction of a mural in Jamaica Plain, Boston. Link here.

Boston Murals featured on Boston.Com in January of 2012.
Link here.

Boston Murals featured on Boston.Com in January of 2012.

Link here.

Spirits. On Hyde Park Ave (Facing the Casey Overpass), Jamaica Plain. Painted by the Mayor’s Mural Crew, 2005. 

On the corner of Hyde Park Ave and Weld Hill., Jamaica Plain. Painted by The Boston Youth Fund Mural Crew under the artistic direction of J. Rydwansky and LJ Walters-Smith. August 2001.

Frederick Douglass, Corner of Hammond Street and Tremont Street, Roxbury. By the Mayor’s Mural Crew under the direction of Heidi Schork. 2003. All Rights Reserved.

I also love this mural. I don’t know it’s name, but it honors the legacy of East Boston’s Donald McKay, the builder of the famous clipper ships. This mural has aged very well and has a yellow patina that is reminiscent of antique paper. Located on Grove Street, between Bremen St. and Orleans St. East Boston. By the Boston Natural Areas Network Youth Conservation Corps. 2007.

Dreams Make the Path…Music Leads the Way!, Grove Street., between Bremen St. and Orleans St. East Boston. Located on the Greenway extension. By the Boston Natural Area Network Conservation Youth Corps.

I love this mural, but I don’t know what it’s called. It resembles type records found in botanical field guides, in this case, the plants depicted are those found along the Greenway. East Boston Greenway, on Maverick Street., between Bremen St. and Orleans St. East Boston., by the Boston Natural Areas Network Youth Conservation Corps. 2010.

East Boston Greenway, on Maverick Street., between Bremen St. and Orleans St. East Boston., by the Boston Natural Areas Network.

Mural on Sumner St., between Bremen St. and Orleans St. East Boston (Directly across from Conmocion by Raul Gonzalez III on the East Boston extension of the Greenway). By the Boston Natural Areas Network

Conmocion, by Raul Gonzalez III, Sumner St., between Bremen St. and Orleans St. East Boston (Located on the East Boston extension of the Greenway). 2010.

"The Greatest Gift of the Garden is the Restoration of the Five Senses" Mural inside the Boston Housing Authority Project on Amory and Dimock Street.

Mural on Amory Street and Dimock Street, Jamaica Plain, Boston Housing Authority; Painted by the Mayor’s Mural Crew, 2010.

Documenting Boston’s Murals: What They Say and How They Say It

Documenting Boston Murals: What They Say and How they Say It, a short essay written for the Boston Society of Architects on my attempts at documenting every extant mural in the City of Boston.

Mural in Maverick Square, East Boston.

Mural in Maverick Square, East Boston.

A Community Mural is Vandalized in Jamaica Plain

A post published on March 13, 2013 for Big Red & Shiny on the destruction of a mural in Jamaica Plain, Boston. Link here.

Boston Murals featured on Boston.Com in January of 2012.
Link here.

Boston Murals featured on Boston.Com in January of 2012.

Link here.

Spirits. On Hyde Park Ave (Facing the Casey Overpass), Jamaica Plain. Painted by the Mayor’s Mural Crew, 2005. 

On the corner of Hyde Park Ave and Weld Hill., Jamaica Plain. Painted by The Boston Youth Fund Mural Crew under the artistic direction of J. Rydwansky and LJ Walters-Smith. August 2001.

Frederick Douglass, Corner of Hammond Street and Tremont Street, Roxbury. By the Mayor’s Mural Crew under the direction of Heidi Schork. 2003. All Rights Reserved.

I also love this mural. I don’t know it’s name, but it honors the legacy of East Boston’s Donald McKay, the builder of the famous clipper ships. This mural has aged very well and has a yellow patina that is reminiscent of antique paper. Located on Grove Street, between Bremen St. and Orleans St. East Boston. By the Boston Natural Areas Network Youth Conservation Corps. 2007.

Dreams Make the Path…Music Leads the Way!, Grove Street., between Bremen St. and Orleans St. East Boston. Located on the Greenway extension. By the Boston Natural Area Network Conservation Youth Corps.

I love this mural, but I don’t know what it’s called. It resembles type records found in botanical field guides, in this case, the plants depicted are those found along the Greenway. East Boston Greenway, on Maverick Street., between Bremen St. and Orleans St. East Boston., by the Boston Natural Areas Network Youth Conservation Corps. 2010.

East Boston Greenway, on Maverick Street., between Bremen St. and Orleans St. East Boston., by the Boston Natural Areas Network.

Mural on Sumner St., between Bremen St. and Orleans St. East Boston (Directly across from Conmocion by Raul Gonzalez III on the East Boston extension of the Greenway). By the Boston Natural Areas Network

Conmocion, by Raul Gonzalez III, Sumner St., between Bremen St. and Orleans St. East Boston (Located on the East Boston extension of the Greenway). 2010.

"The Greatest Gift of the Garden is the Restoration of the Five Senses" Mural inside the Boston Housing Authority Project on Amory and Dimock Street.

Mural on Amory Street and Dimock Street, Jamaica Plain, Boston Housing Authority; Painted by the Mayor’s Mural Crew, 2010.

Documenting Boston’s Murals: What They Say and How They Say It

Documenting Boston Murals: What They Say and How they Say It, a short essay written for the Boston Society of Architects on my attempts at documenting every extant mural in the City of Boston.

Mural in Maverick Square, East Boston.

Mural in Maverick Square, East Boston.

A Community Mural is Vandalized in Jamaica Plain
Documenting Boston’s Murals: What They Say and How They Say It

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I have been working on this mural documentation project to not only explore Boston’s neighborhoods in depth, but also to share the many murals of the city with those interested in community arts, public history and activism.

Many individuals and organizations have worked very hard at making our city beautiful with all these murals. I'd like to make this collection here as accurate whenever possible.



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