Last time I checked up on the 4 Corners Mural Project, there were a few items left to fill in. I stopped in again last week and found the mural almost complete. Something I have learned from my years traveling to Walt Disney World is that things change and need to be documented. I took a few detail photos of the mural this time.
History of the Village of Baldwinsville is colorfully depicted from the old cable cars which used to run between the village and Syracuse to a canal boat on the Baldwin Canal. The replica of a New York historical marker in the upper left panel was a clever way of giving credit to Emily and the volunteers who helped her to create the new mural.
For any long time Baldwinsville resident, there is so much on the mural to bring back memories. Many of the buildings are either no longer here or changed totally over the last 150 years. I really enjoyed seeing references to the old Palace Theater where I saw my first James Bond movie, Corner Pharmacy and Korner Cakery. Even the mechanical horse every kid begged their parents to ride at the Titcomes store can be found on the mural.
Tomorrow, July 30, 2013, Emily and her crew will be washing down the mural and brushing on a clear isolation coat to help preserve it from weather for years to come.
Here is how the mural looks walking north up Syracuse Street.
Looking back on the mural from the southwest corner of the 4 Corners in the Village of Baldwinsville.
I would like to congratulate Emily on the completion of her project. It is a wonderful gift to the village and all us residents.