Celebrating Black Main Street Through Art
Now largely an arts district called The Vista, the area in and around Washington Street was once called “Black Main Street” and bustled with African American owned businesses. The mural celebrates and remembers that vibrant time through three mural locations.
The mural in the walkway next to the library welcomes families and visitors and the murals on Assembly Street and on interior corners of the building will be seen by pedestrians and drivers. Included in the mural are The Big Apple Club, Capitol Theatre, Do Drop Inn, Phoenix Cafe, Blue Palace Barbershop/Northwestern Mutual, Victory Savings and Bank, Counts Drug Store, Angeline’s Beauty Parlor, and multiple businesses at 1030 Washington Street (Jack’s Lunch, Smitty’s Lounge, Ann’s Beauty Salon, Red’s Pool Hall, Washington Street Cafe, and Robinson’s Barber Shop).