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Portraits of Somerville’s Union Square at work

Joe Nissebaum of Nissenbaum's Used Auto Parts in his salvage yard, which has been owned and operated by the same family since 1910.Charan Devereaux

Union Square in Somerville is about to be transformed. Along with a new Green Line MBTA station, more than 2 million square feet of new space is planned in the city’s $1 billion Union Square revitalization plan.

Somerville resident Charan Devereaux has chronicled the people and places in the square over the past year. More than 70 of her portraits are featured in a new exhibit, “Union Square at Work,” opening Sunday at the Somerville Museum. The exhibit includes photographs, stories, and music from the markets, bars, tattoo studios, and artists of Union Square. The show runs through the end of the year.


Charan Devereaux

Greg Davidian co-owns the Union Gulf service and repair station with his brother. It was opened by his father in 1947.

Charan Devereaux

The Schertzer Lo-Bed Trailer building was knocked down at the end of 2014.

Charan Devereaux

Sheila Borges of the Neighborhood Restaurant and Bakery on Bow Street, owned by her family since 1983.

Charan Devereaux

Alexander Morales, lead kitchen chef at Ebi Sushi, 290 Somerville Ave.

Aerial drone footage of Union Square is provided by Above Summit and set to the Session Americana song “Willing to be Lucky.” Two of the band’s founding members are long-time Union Square residents.

Bennie DiNardo can be reached at bennie.dinardo@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @bdinardo.