Carved Wooden Panel at Central Library

Artist: Somerville Wood Carving Project, Works Progress Administration
Date of creation/installation:
Medium : Other
Neighborhood: Winter Hill
79 Highland Avenue, Somerville (see map on right)

This piece was carved in 1939 by the Somerville Wood Carving Project, funded through FDR's Works Progress Administration. Three panels depict scenes from Somerville's History: Powder House Seized by British, September 1, 1774; Raising Continental Great Union Flag, Prospect Hill, Jan 1, 1776; and Site of Washington's Citadel, 1775-76. The carving is on the first floor of the Central Library, somewhat tucked away in a back hallway opposite the elevator. If you can't find it, just ask a member of the Library Staff. It's very beautiful and well worth a look.