Dorchester, Massachusetts: 12-Foot-Tall Pear

Made of bronze, because this a serious tribute giant pear. Clapp's Favorite Pear was first crossbred in Dorchester.

Address:
695 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA
Directions:
Downtown. On the south side of the intersection of Columbia Rd, E. Cottage St., Boston St., and Massachusetts Ave.
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12-Foot-Tall Pear

In honor of Dorchester's long affiliation with pears, this 12-foot-tall bronze behemoth was unveiled in 2007. The sculpture is specifically of a Clapp's Favorite Pear, named after the man who created it through cross breeding in the early 1800s. His ancestors were some of Dorchester's first settlers, and the land where the giant pear sits was once part of their farm.

[Kurt Deion, 05/26/2018]

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In the region:
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