WPA Walking Tour – Home of Cyrus E. Dallin

To count down the days to the end of summer, I will be taking you on a virtual walking tour of Arlington–the same one outlined in 1937’s The WPA Guide to Massachusetts. Each entry will include an excerpt from the book about each site visited. Hopefully this will give us a little insight as to how things have changed in the past 73 years. Our second to last stop is the Home of Cyrus E. Dallin.

“The Home of Cyrus E. Dallin (private), 69 Oakland Ave., also serves as the eminent sculptor’s studio.

Mr. Dallin (1861-       ), a native of Utah, is well known for his understanding portrayals of the American Indian.

Among his most noted works are ‘Appeal to the Great Spirit,’ which stands before the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston,

and ‘Medicine Man,’ in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.”

At the time of the entry, Dallin still lived in the house and today it remains a private residence. August 31, 2010.

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