Waukesha seeks to rehome historic sculptural mural in City Hall

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A unique and historic piece of art in Waukesha is looking for a new home.

It's incorporated in the stairway design of the current City Hall, which is set to be demolished in February.

The concrete bas relief sculptural mural by Franklin Boggs is entitled "Waukesha" and is approximately 12 feet wide by 16 feet tall. 

It consists of 40-50 concrete relief pieces, each representing a different attribute of the city. The overall shape represents the boundary of the city at the time of installation. 

The concrete pieces, each weighing about 100-150 pounds, are affixed to the wall with metal fasteners. In its entirety, the piece weighs about 2,000 pounds.

The city's Public Art Committee and Landmarks Commission is looking to find a new installation site and funding to remove the art.

Those interested are asked to contact Charlie Griffith at 262-524-3529 or cgriffith@waukesha-wi.gov.


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