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Boston Mayor Tom Menino and community residents at the dedication of the Dorchester Clapp Pear in 2007

The public artwork now in Edward Everett Square helps to preserve the history of this community. The Dorchester Clapp Pear sculpture honors the Clapp Pear, originally grown for its sturdy skin and sweet interior—which now stands emblematic of the abundance and tenacity of Dorchester citizens and history. The sculpture and transformed pedestrian plaza has become a gateway to Dorchester, forever marking this intersection with renewed meaning and context.

Image courtesy of The City of Boston, Mayors Office