Thursday, July 12, 2018

Decorated Utility Box: Westfield Icons - Westfield, MA

Westfield Icons
Westfield, MA

N 42° 07.280 W 072° 44.948

Short Description: 

A utility box on Elm Street north of School Street is decorated with images of object of importance to Westfield.

Long Description:

Two artistically decorated utility boxes have recently been commissioned by the Westfield on Weekend organization. Both are on Elm Street. The southmost utility box is by the new Pioneer Valley Transportation Authority Olver Pavilion at the corner of Elm and Arnold Streets.

High School student Emily Colby chose to paint this utility box light green and used shades of green and yellow to represent familiar objects of Westfield.

The buggy whip in the center represents Westfield's historic past as the Whip City. During the 19th century, nearly all buggy whips in America were made in Westfield.

The covered bridge in Stanley Park.

A black squirrel, which are common in Westfield.

The bridge over the Westfield River

The freestanding Gothic clock installed as part of the Great River Project.

The pavilion in Park Square.

A book - representing Westfield's bookbinding industry

Ice skate - skating is a popular attraction at Amelia Park Ice Arena.

A ream of paper - represents Westfield's paper industry.

Bicycle - Columbia Bicycles are headquartered in Westfield

Bus - represents the new Pioneer Valley Transportation Authority Olver Transportation Center Pavilion.

Coffee Cup - represents the recently opened Circuit Coffee Shop located next to the utility box.

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