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Bronze Plaques of Union Square

I bet you’ve never noticed these bronze plaques on the ground surrounding Union Square before. I know, you were too busy looking at the break dancers/tourists/green market/healing art sellers, but look down, man! Twenty two bronze squares arch out around the south side of Union Square, each commemorating traces of the square’s history from the 1600’s to 1882, when the city’s first Labor Day parade was held on the site. The bronzes may look like they are steeped in history, but they aren’t old at all. They are by artist Gregg LeFevre, a school teacher and artist whose bronzes can be found all over the city, and were installed not long ago in 2002.

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Who: Gregg LeFevre

What: Union Square Historical Bronzes

Where: Union Square, South Side

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