1257 Ogden Avenue

Francis Costa

The Old Bronx &
The Bronx Today
, 1939
2 oil on canvas panels,
144" x 180" Auditorium
Board of Education, WPA, FAP


Usign the idea of 'community' as the common thread, Francis Costa provides a visual link between the past and the present. In The Old Bronx, Native Americans and early settlers work together to form an active and vibrant society while The Bronx Today examines the modern development of that community. The latter features such prominent local landmarks as Yankee Stadium, the Macombs Dam Bridge, and The Hall of Fame for Great Americans at Bronx Community College.

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