During a recent visit to the quaint city of Fredericksburg, VA, I noticed a number of murals. Since a visit to York PA and an exploration of that city’s murals, I’ve gained an appreciation for this art form, and now look for murals on all my travels!
|The American Canoe Association painted a mural of the Rappahannock
River on the side of the building that serves as their headquarters.
These are the ones I was able to stop and grab photos of! Unfortunately, I don’t have descriptions of all of them. Where I was able to locate descriptions, I’ve included those in the captions.
|I love this contrast of the historical scene to the left and contemporary
times on the right on the side of the Spencer Devlin Brewing Company.
|This mural depicts Fredericksburg as if looking from Chatham
Manor. The mural resembles a postcard from the 1930s.
Painted by Mirinda Reynolds and Carol Coffman.
|Mirinda Reynolds’ second downtown mural, “The Battle of Fredericksburg in 1862,”
depicts a pivotal moment in the Civil War: more than 17,000 soldiers died
in Fredericksburg, represented by the 17 leaves floating around the mural.