The Green Monster

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Fenway Park opened on April 20, 1912. The Green Monster is the nickname of the left wall at the park. It was constructed of wood and was built to a height of 37 ft. and 2 inches. The size makes it the highest wall in professional baseball, also making it nearly impossible to hit a home run. Approximately 22 years later, the wood was covered in tin and concrete. In 1976 a hard plastic layer was covered over the tin and concrete. Before the “Green Monster” came to be green it was covered with advertisements.

Mr. Paul Giggey, a Social Studies teacher at Lisbon High School, asked one of the Art teachers, Ms. Elaine Cyr, to introduce a project to some of the members of the Art Club. He said that he wanted to have the Green Monster on his classroom wall because “The Green Monster is a New England icon and that the school needed one.” He also said that he has been a Red Sox fan for as long as he could remember. For a little fun, he was asked his favorite color, he stated, “Fenway green.”

Kim Carter, Gwynne Hunter, and Bethany Goodvin were all willing, and accepted the offer. They worked on the wall for most of the 2004-2005 school year, and continued into 2006. It’s still a work in progress, but they are hoping to complete it by the end of the 2006 school year.

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