WEST SEATTLE ART: Restoration work begins for another mural

At the corner of California/Oregon in The Junction, muralist Bob Henry has started work on the next West Seattle mural restoration. This time it’s “Bank Day,” on the north-facing side of the Chase building (which, by the way, has been a bank since its 1952 dedication as a Washington Mutual branch). Henry tells WSB he’ll be working on this one for “four or five” days, and it’s weather-dependent, so that might stretch out a while. The mural was painted by Alan Wylie, one of 11 murals created ~30 years ago. Of the nine remaining at their original locations, this is the sixth to be extensively renovated. While the mural-restoration project kicked into high gear with philanthropy seed money two years ago, donations will get it to the finish line – you can assist by going here.

5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE ART: Restoration work begins for another mural"

  • Flivver September 17, 2020 (11:58 am)

    Started(and still)bank at this location in 1965.

    • Dell of the Ridge September 17, 2020 (3:04 pm)

      Nice!  I hope you’ve had a good experience in the last ten years or so.  I’ve rather liked the Chase employees at this location and the Admiral branch.  I know there’s been a lot of bad blood since Chase took over WaMu but I’ve never had a complaint with either location. 

  • Dell of the Ridge September 17, 2020 (2:56 pm)

    I’d put in a vote to get another Jesse Link mural over this location vs. restoration.  His murals are one of my favorite parts of living in West Seattle.

  • Flivver September 17, 2020 (4:27 pm)

    I’ve enjoyed all the tellers i’ve had since starting there. Trivia: friend’s wife was involved with cleaning up all the loose end’s of wamu’s demise. Her paycheck was from wamu. They just finished up this past March. Took all this time to get all the i’s dotted and t’s crossed to close the book’s.

  • Anne September 17, 2020 (5:54 pm)

    Here’s a vote to keep original murals-restore as necessary.  

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