The proposed mural at the intersection of Main and South streets is going to be a spectacular addition to a beautiful downtown, and most residents agree.
Another mural has been commissioned for the downtown area by Larry Roberts II of LT Land Development LLC, who owns the Fife and Bosworth building. He is also renovating the top three stories into high-end apartments.
A rendering of the mural was provided to the Wilmington News Journal, and ran in Wednesday’s edition of the paper. It can also be found on our website, wnewsj.com.
We posted a link to the article on our Facebook page, and it had more than 400 likes. We asked readers what they thought of the mural and the response was overwhelmingly positive. We’ve published some of their responses in today’s edition of our print product. Moreover, approximately 1,200 people “liked” it from a Facebook link with the article on our website.
There were a few folks who didn’t like it, but an overwhelming majority of readers did.
The new mural pays tribute to the area’s agricultural roots; and Century Farm families in Clinton County have been asked to submit photos of their ancestors who will become part of the mural.
What a very special concept.
The mural will be a sepia tone, so as not to take away from the architecture of the building and to give it an old-fashion feel, said Steve Brown, the executive director of Main Street Wilmington, in an interview with WNJ reporter Gary Huffenberger.
The mural, which will be named “Heritage Harvesters,” will be painted by the same individual who painted two other murals downtown, Jason Morgan of Yellow Springs.
What a stunning celebration of Clinton County, downtown Wilmington and a remarkable visual capture of the pulse of our community.