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Roslindale Public art

By Adam Gaffin

April 27, 2004

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Chariot guy

Section of mural inside Nick's Pizza, Washington Street, Roslindale.

September 26, 2003

The substation

Rozzie's oldest mural is probably the one on the side of the old trolley substation at Washington and Poplar streets - it dates back to the '70s (and it shows). The MBTA was going to sell the substation to a Hyde Park garage owner, but is now reconsidering due to neighborhood concerns about what he'll actually do with the building.


September 21, 2003

Bread tree

Mural on the side of the Fornax bread store in the Square:

Fornax mural
Fornax face

More on the mural

Alex, buddy!

Roslindale has a large Greek population. The mayor of Athens came to Roslindale to help dedicate the bust of Alexander the Great in Roslindale Square.


September 20, 2003

Conley School

There's a long wall at the Conley School on Poplar Street that's decorated with scenes from books:


The Conley School itself is, in general, a nondescript brick building. But it does have some Art Deco flourishes, such as the eagle that guards a side door:

Eagle face   Whole eagle