Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Decorated Utility Box: Marsh Plants - Springfield, MA

Marsh Plants
Stearns Square
Springfield, MA

N 42° 06.264 W 072° 35.444

Short  Description: 

A painted utility box featuring marsh plants is located on the south (Bridge Street) side of Stearns Square in downtown Springfield, MA.

Long Description:

In August 2016 the City of Springfield recruited two local artist to beautify two utility boxed located in Stearns Square, in the heart of the downtown entertainment district. On September 23, 2015 the painted utility box created by Mischa Epstein was unveiled during a community screening of "The Princess Bride."

Ms. Epstein's design features the marsh plants - cattail (Typha latifolia), purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), and northern marsh orchid (Dactylorhiza purpurella) - painted against a pale blue background.

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