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Historical Society of Watertown Program - Illustrations of Watertown's Past
ILLUSTRATIONS OF WATERTOWN'S PAST: THE PAINTINGS OF SAMUEL EMRYS EVANS
In the 1970s, Watertown Savings Bank commissioned muralist Samuel Emrys Evans to create a series of paintings for the walls of the bank at 60 Main St. in Watertown Square representing Watertown’s history. Mr. Evans used the historic photograph archive of the Watertown Free Public Library and chose nine subjects.
Watertown Savings Bank recently renovated the bank lobby, displacing the 4’ x 8’ paintings. Most of the Evans paintings have been donated to the Town of Watertown. Two are located at the Coolidge School Apartments and will be available for viewing.
A booklet is being produced by Carole Katz and the Watertown Savings Bank with input from the Historical Society of Watertown depicting and describing the nine paintings and their locations in town. The booklet will be available for sale at the event.
Join Historical Society Councilor Joyce Kelly, Historical Society President Marilynne Roach and Historical Commission Chairperson David Russo for a slideshow lecture of these magnificent paintings and the historic photographs that inspired them.
|Where||The Apartments at Coolidge School 319 Arlington St, Watertown, MA 02472 (Program given in the Auditorium - Free parking in the rear of the building)|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||7:00 pm–8:30 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
More About The Apartments at Coolidge School
This former elementary school has been transformed into an apartment complex for people aged 55 and over (it is not an assisted living facility). Opened in 2009, the complex has a fitness center, a library and a large, private parking lot. There are numerous stores and produce markets just around the corner, as well as a bus line offering transportation into Cambridge and Boston. Despite being in an urban environment, the apartments are quiet thanks to the thick, brick school walls.
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