WEST SEATTLE ART: Junction mural restoration continues

(WSB photo, August 2019)

Almost a year ago, we reported on the next West Seattle Junction mural to be restored, “Press Day,” on the north side of 4727 44h SW. This time, the process is different – this mural is on wooden panels that were removed so muralist Bob Henry could work on them. Today, he’s back to start re-hanging the restored panels.

(This photo & next, courtesy of West Seattle Junction Association)

First – scaffolding goes up. Then, the panels.

West Seattle Junction Association executive director Lora Radford tells WSB the process is expected to last all week. It’s one of the murals created ~30 years ago as a celebration of local history; restoration is funded by philanthropy, grants, and community contributions (the crowdfunding page is here).

4 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE ART: Junction mural restoration continues"

  • RayWest July 27, 2020 (2:31 pm)

    Great to see these murals brought back to life. Would love to see the horse-drawn fire engine be recreated. That was always my favorite.

    • KBear July 28, 2020 (8:52 pm)

      Yes, it’s very unfortunate that one was let go. I’d love to see it return someday, too.

  • Karen July 27, 2020 (6:38 pm)

    Yes!  Thank you.

  • Sarah McCaghren July 27, 2020 (7:37 pm)

    Thanks for sharing, WSB!

    Showing a friend around West Seattle, these murals are a fun part of most tours, and they bring me pleasure every time I see them.

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