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Friday, March 19, 2010

Santa Paula Murals #3

Main Street Santa Paula, CA c.1910

Corners of Main & Mill Streets
Oscar Morales Family Bldg.

Art Mortimer, muralist,
c. 1998

This "official" description from Santa Paula Murals' site:

"This mural reflects Main Street as the vital center of the growing town which was founded in 1875. Main Street served as the social, educational and religious center of town. Vignettes on the right show the original Blanchard Library, built in 1910; children from the first elementary school located nearby and El Brilliante Market, center of the vibrant Mexican commerce in Santa Paula at that time. The perspective in this mural is so real, residents find themselves tempted to drive right into the mural!"

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