“Literary District Alley” is located between Winter Street and Temple Place in Downtown Boston, halfway between Park Street and Downtown Crossing subway stations. The individual portions of the mural illustrate literary figures who have lived in or worked in Boston. I call it “hidden alley of art” because you wouldn’t know it was there if you didn’t know it was there; I have walked down Winter Street thousands of times without ever seeing it, and it would be pretty easy to miss while walking down Temple Place as well (the video starts at Temple Place).
On Winthrop Street (just outside of Harvard Square), this house was converted to a restaurant/music hall in the 1980’s, known as The House Of Blues. The second floor was the music hall, and when filled to capacity, you could feel the floor sag…. so it’s probably best that the building has been re-repurposed.
Freshly finished as part of a series of murals that were installed in the new Underground At Ink Block Park, where a parcel of land under the elevated I-93 in South Boston was transformed into a public park with art murals and elaborate landscaping.