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Murals in The Grove

September 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.

New Mural in The Grove - Pays Homage to another nearby Mural of a Dragon

Even better, these two new murals (one of which is an Ad for PBR) aren’t the only ones in the neighborhood.

Window Washer Mural on Manchester

In fact, The Grove was already home to some of the coolest murals in the city.

Boombox Painting by Peat Wollaeger

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.

Mural on the Post Office in The Grove

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).

Ghost Sign and Recent Paint

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.

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4 comments

  1. […] The Grove has some of the most interesting murals of anywhere in St. Louis. To see many other murals click (here). […]


  2. What is the process of getting a mural approved or started? Keep doing more!


    • I’d say all you have to do is ask the building owner. Not sure about the exact rules, but in St. Louis, I am positive that murals would be welcome in many neighborhoods.


  3. […] Bridge over Vandeventer appears to be designed for Murals January 31, 2011 As I have previously written, The Grove (also known as Forest Park Southeast) is home to a growing number of murals that really […]



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