Murals in The GroveSeptember 27, 2010
In the past couple of months the Grove has hosted two street celebrations that contributed murals to the view from Manchester. The most recent one is pretty cool.
Even better, these two new murals (one of which is an Ad for PBR) aren’t the only ones in the neighborhood.
In fact, The Grove was already home to some of the coolest murals in the city.
The painting above features Peat’s trademark eyeball and is an appropriate accompaniment to The Atomic Cowboy. Even the local Post Office sports a mural.
Along Manchester there are several more murals than the ones I have shown above and an excellent collection of Ghost Signs (which also exist both North and South of Manchester throughout the neighborhood).
I would personally love to see some of the Ghost Signs restored to accompany the growing arsenal of Murals. In St. Louis, a city with far more than its fair share of abandoned buildings and blank walls, we need more than just a couple of areas to embrace murals as a way of improving a neighborhood with minimal monetary investment. The Grove is setting a great example.
More about this year’s mural can be found at St. Louis Core dot Com.