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Frankfort, Indiana Town Mural in Veterans Park~ on the corner of Main and Washington Street!
Will Geer ~ Grandpa Walton
Isn't this artistry wonderful!
Why a Downtown Mural?
The Frankfort Main Street, Inc. is always in support of projects that improve the visual appearance of downtown.
In 1989, a fire destroyed several buildings and businesses on the corner of Main and Washington Streets across from the Courthouse. The result was total elimination of a quarter block of our downtown district.
After much debate, the municipal utility developed the site into a pocket park, complete with gazebo, benches, and antique lampposts. The backdrop for this new public improvement (now known as "Veterans Park") consisted of the side walls of the buildings neighboring the site. These walls previously faced the alleys and had practically no visibility; now they were essentially on display to all who graced our Courthouse Square. And the view was difficult to avoid; the walls comprised approximately 9000 square feet of surface area!
How the Mural was created!
The wall is full of wonderful Indiana people, places, and things!
How exciting it was to watch the mural being painted in the summer of '97 and '98. We enjoyed seeing each new detail as the wall came together.
A wonderful place
to take a stroll and reminisce.
The gazebo is also the new home to Santa's house~ endearing this mural location
to the next generation...