Musical Bench 2003, Artist: David Govedare, From Steam Plant Square donated salvage material, Lincoln Street At Sprague Avenue

Trumpet And Trombone
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The other end of the bench was decorated with metal cutouts of a trombone and a trumpet.


Musical Metal Bench 2003 external link   •  Artist: David Govedare external link   •  From Steam Plant external link Square donated salvage material   •  First Avenue At Sprague Avenue external link   •  Spokane, Washington external link   •  (Date Photographed: 06:21:09 Tuesday 20 June 2017)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 4 July 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_3966
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Bench By Brick Wall
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The bench stood on the sidewalk alongside a brick wall, near the corner of First Avenue At Sprague Avenue, in Spokane, Washington.


Musical Metal Bench 2003 external link   •  Artist: David Govedare external link   •  From Steam Plant external link Square donated salvage material   •  First Avenue At Sprague Avenue external link   •  Spokane, Washington external link   •  (Date Photographed: 06:20:34 Tuesday 20 June 2017)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 4 July 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_3961
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Abstract Notes
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Strips of metal were welded to the back of the bench in an arrangement that resembled musical notes.


Musical Metal Bench 2003 external link   •  Artist: David Govedare external link   •  From Steam Plant external link Square donated salvage material   •  First Avenue At Sprague Avenue external link   •  Spokane, Washington external link   •  (Date Photographed: 06:20:46 Tuesday 20 June 2017)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 4 July 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_3962
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Mouth Played Harmonica
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An abstracted mouth played a harmonica next to a saxophone.


Musical Metal Bench 2003 external link   •  Artist: David Govedare external link   •  From Steam Plant external link Square donated salvage material   •  First Avenue At Sprague Avenue external link   •  Spokane, Washington external link   •  (Date Photographed: 06:20:55 Tuesday 20 June 2017)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 4 July 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_3963
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Bronze Harmonica
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The harmonica was bronze, as were the lips and teeth. The bottom lip was welded to the seat bottom.


Musical Metal Bench 2003 external link   •  Artist: David Govedare external link   •  From Steam Plant external link Square donated salvage material   •  First Avenue At Sprague Avenue external link   •  Spokane, Washington external link   •  (Date Photographed: 06:20:58 Tuesday 20 June 2017)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 4 July 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_3964
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Snare Drums
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A set of snare drums with two drumsticks divided one side of the bench from the other side. Thus preventing anyone from lying down or sleeping on the bench.


Musical Metal Bench 2003 external link   •  Artist: David Govedare external link   •  From Steam Plant external link Square donated salvage material   •  First Avenue At Sprague Avenue external link   •  Spokane, Washington external link   •  (Date Photographed: 06:21:04 Tuesday 20 June 2017)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 4 July 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_3965
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A plaque embedded in the sidewalk read:

David Govedare, 2003
Bench from Steam Plant Square
donated salvage material
sponsored by
Davenport District Arts Board
and
Spokane Arts Commission


Musical Metal Bench 2003 external link   •  Artist: David Govedare external link   •  From Steam Plant external link Square donated salvage material   •  First Avenue At Sprague Avenue external link   •  Spokane, Washington external link   •  (Date Photographed: 06:20:25 Tuesday 20 June 2017)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 4 July 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_3960
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Mouth Sang
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Another mouth, a the other end of the bench, sang as indicated by a swirl of metal.


Musical Metal Bench 2003 external link   •  Artist: David Govedare external link   •  From Steam Plant external link Square donated salvage material   •  First Avenue At Sprague Avenue external link   •  Spokane, Washington external link   •  (Date Photographed: 06:21:11 Tuesday 20 June 2017)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 4 July 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_3967
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Bench In Context
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The bench alongside a brick wall as seen from across Sprague Avenue.


Musical Metal Bench 2003 external link   •  Artist: David Govedare external link   •  From Steam Plant external link Square donated salvage material   •  First Avenue At Sprague Avenue external link   •  Spokane, Washington external link   •  (Date Photographed: 06:22:34 Tuesday 20 June 2017)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 4 July 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_3970
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