Monday, May 11, 2020

Want a pandemic project: discovering murals?

Some places in Tucson — especially near downtown and in South Tucson — have had murals on the same wall for years or decades. For 15 years, this blog has been showing murals, but we've missed a lot of them… there've been many thousands of murals in this town. One way to find them is with Google's Street View, which takes photos along streets every few years. You can use their Time Machine to jump between photos of the same corner, like this:

The big view shows the corner in August, 2016, and the small view is from March 2011.

If you'd be interested in doing some research and sharing what you've found on this blog, drop me a note by using the "Contact us" form in the right column of this page and let's talk about how you can help. (It could make a great project for days you're stuck at home.) Thanks from everyone who loves Tucson murals and Tucson history!

I'll finish with blog photos from that corner, 740 North Main, during the past decade:

April 12, 2013

January 9, 2015

May 14, 2016

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