Artist Projects

A Monument for Braddock

LaToya Ruby Frazier

A Monument for Braddock will be built on the lot where LaToya Frazier’s childhood home once stood in her hometown of Braddock, PA, a steel-mill town located five miles outside Pittsburgh. The artist’s objective is to create a new kind of landmark in response to the current demolition and gentrification that has uprooted and erased the community’s history. A Monument for Braddock will be a three-story brick building—a slightly altered version of Frazier’s childhood home that was demolished in 2004. It will house shrines, statues and photographic archives documenting the lives of the current long-standing residents born and raised in Braddock.

Project Updates

  • 2012: Frazier is in residence at the Carnegie Library in Braddock