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Dorchester Clapp Pear and ten smaller bronze artworks which celebrate Dorchester’s History and Voices, 2012

The sculpture of the Dorchester Clapp pear was installed in 2007 within a pedestrian friendly redesigned Edward Everett Square with trees, landscaping and ornamental brickwork that was inscribed with attributions and personal history. In 2010 ten additional sculptures were installed in the Square to create rich experiences for pedestrians and passing neighbors. The history and background of these smaller bronze artworks are described in the following images, and also detailed in the Square’s 5 interpretive panels that describe Dorchester’s unique history. Seen above is the artwork of the Three Sisters (corn, beans and squash) which honors the history of stewardship and cultivation by Dorchester’s first native people, as well as the contemporary residents who grow fruits and vegetables in urban lots or yards.

Image courtesy of Laura Baring-Gould Studios