Sorry, vandal. Katie and neighbors won’t let you win.

These are three recent views of the same wall in Pigeon Point:

Katie sent the photos, explaining:

My neighbors and I have been painting and maintaining a Black Lives Matter mural on our property at the corner of SW Andover and 23rd Ave in Pigeon Point that has been defaced 3 times in the past month. I saw that West Seattle Blog has covered this type of vandalism at other locations in West Seattle, so I wanted to add our experience to the record. We are setting up surveillance measures and will continue to restore the mural after each vandalism attempt, but I just wanted to let our community know that this is a consistent and seemingly widespread problem in West Seattle.

17 Replies to "Sorry, vandal. Katie and neighbors won't let you win."

  • Eric on Alki September 26, 2020 (5:43 pm)

    Only scared and small people can’t handle difference of opinion, sorry this keeps happening, keep fighting the good fight.    

  • Lars F September 26, 2020 (5:47 pm)

    You make Pigeon Hill proud!  Be vigilant, -there are some rotten people on the loose.

  • Beth September 26, 2020 (6:01 pm)

    For what it’s worth. Those murals are beautiful.

  • zipda September 26, 2020 (6:31 pm)

    Good job. Never stay silent against racism and bigotry.

  • Auntie September 26, 2020 (7:29 pm)

    Nicely done, stand tall! I just wonder when it stopped being called “pigeon hill” (1970s) and started being pigeon point. I’ve been here over 50 years and it was always pigeon hill.

    • Lincoln Park Mom September 27, 2020 (11:43 am)

      Pigeon Hill is in North Seattle.  I think it’s confusing too.  

      • Guy Who Lives There September 27, 2020 (6:21 pm)

        Many old timers still call it Pigeon Hill rather than Pigeon Point. Pigeon Point came into usage in the 60’s or 70’s as a realtor description. I have never heard of a Pigeon Hill in North Seattle. It doesn’t come up on a Google search. Where is it exactly?

        • Lincoln Park Mom September 28, 2020 (12:20 pm)

          Doh!  I think I’m confusing Phinney Ridge.  SMH!

  • KayK September 26, 2020 (7:59 pm)

    FYI HPIC in Highland Park is experiencing a similar problem- wish folks who might have differing ideas expressed them on their own property instead of attacking others rights of free speech.

  • Fiz September 26, 2020 (8:15 pm)

    When my family briefly lived there in 1948 it was Pigeon Point and I’ve always called it that.

  • Ant September 26, 2020 (9:03 pm)

    Awesome signs and even better attitudes. You all rock! 

  • Chrissy D September 26, 2020 (10:05 pm)

    Keep up the good fight against those who just don’t get it. It’s actually sad.

  • Elle Nell September 26, 2020 (10:41 pm)

    Beautiful !!

  • CJ September 27, 2020 (1:44 am)

    So sorry this happened to you, and hate to hear it’s more common than I would have expected here. That makes me sad. The murals are incredible, please keep it up!  Thank you for your beautiful addition to the neighborhood. 

  • FauntleJohn September 27, 2020 (10:27 am)

    An anti graffiti coating may be of interest.

  • kim September 27, 2020 (10:35 am)

    These are so beautiful; the racism astounds!  Thank you for keeping the message out there in your amazing art: Black Lives Matter always.

  • Neighbor T October 6, 2020 (8:15 am)

    I’m so glad you keep this up. Thank you so much! I hope the vandals can broaden their worldview a little and realize that Black Lives Matter ideology makes the world a better, more connected place for all of us. 

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