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Washington Street in the South End getting a new burst of color

New mural at Washington Manor on Washington Street

Adam Castiglioni looked up at Victor "Marka27" Quiñonez's "Souledad," now getting painted on the side of the BHA's Washington Manor building on Washington Street between Worcester and West Springfield streets in the South End.

More on the artist and his mural, part of the city's Transformative Public Art project.

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I am absolutely digging all the murals going up! I hope this continues and the city gets covered in these beautiful pieces of art.

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to scare away the carpetbaggers

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Washington Street had murals galore.

Guess what happened?

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Washington Street had murals galore.

Guess what happened?

The anti-mural fairy came and zapped the buildings?

A full bore once in a century hail storm scoured off all the paint?

The new owners were from out of town and having no idea what the murals meant to long term residents painted them over?

City of Boston officials designated the murals as graffiti and had the building owners paint over them?

What's the correct answer @John Costello?

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You are a POS.

Actually, I was answering the person above saying the murals were there to scare away the carpetbaggers.

Didn't happen in the 80's and 90's. The South End was the "ghetto" in the 50's, 60's, and 70's. Not so much now. The murals faded as the income levels of the area went up.

Nevertheless, you are still a POS.

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Thanks for the answer John. I always strive to be a person of substance. My experience in the South End was during the ghetto times you cited but more on the tonier Harrison Avenue side. Born in the Red Feather Clinic, attended church at St. Phillips. Confirmed at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. I think they call this area SOWA now.

But I lived and played closer to Mall Street than Massachusetts Avenue in the, you know, actual ghetto. All I saw was graffiti not murals.

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either by private developers or as part of city-sponsored urban renewal projects?

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