Boston Globe on #GloucesterMA Dogtown

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Dogtown has inspired artists working in all media. This photo shows some of the panels comprising the Dogtown Commons section of the Frederick L. Stoddard monumental “conventionalized treatment” (his favored descriptor) of Gloucester and the region — two story “mural fresco in situ, completed in 1934 for Saunders House, Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library, under the auspices of the WPA. The city of Gloucester was awarded an impressive array of WPA-era pursuits- from creative expression in all media to civic construction projects.

Boston Globe article: A Plan to keep Dogtown wild and Free by Sarah Shemkus 

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4 thoughts on “Boston Globe on #GloucesterMA Dogtown

  1. Excellent post and that’s Dogtown I remember from my childhood days that way saw it from Beeman off Cherry street wonder out there during recess. 🙂 Dave & Kim 🙂

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    1. The city of Gloucester was awarded an impressive array of WPA-era pursuits- from creative expression in all media to civic construction projects. Since Dogtown inspired artists working across media– no surprise examples found in WPA commissions. This photo shows some of the panels comprising the Dogtown Commons section of the Frederick L. Stoddard monumental “conventionalized treatment” (his favored descriptor) of Gloucester and the region –a two story mural fresco in situ, completed in 1934 for the library (Saunders House, Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library) under the auspices of the WPA.

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