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Community Bus Shelter

By Jerry Monteith
Category: Miscellaneous


This bus shelter was commissioned in 1998 by the Bi-State Development’s Arts-in-Transit program. Monteith was influenced and aided by the numerous churches in the area, particularly The Friendly Temple. Four separate wooden patterns were required in order to cast the window frames which, like the rest of the structure, were made of powder-coated aluminum. Monteith, a white male from the South, found meaning and symbolic redemption in designing a shelter for an overwhelmingly black community.

Dimensions: 11′
Year Completed: 1998
Material: Powder-coated aluminum structure and Florida cypress bench
Owner: Arts in Transit

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