This wonderful and popular mural is at the corner of Calvert and Connecticut, near the Woodley Park Metro station. Commissioned in 1981 by Roi Barnard of Salon Roi, and painted by John Bailey. There is or was a bronze plaque installed at 2604 Connecticut Avenue naming the artist, but I did not see it. It is interesting to note how flat the paint colors are. It would make for an easy restoration.



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  1. Katy Haney
    Katy Haney says:

    I came back to DC this weekend and was so excited to see the MM mural was still there and looking as awesome as ever!!! When i was a little kid i use to look for this mural everytime we came into the city and that was nearly 35 years ago!!!! Brought back some great childhood memories!!Really made my day to see that lovely mural again!!

  2. Heather Hart
    Heather Hart says:

    My father James Hart (Jimmy) restored this mural twice. I grew up in DC and this has been part of my life for so long. Every time I see it, I think of my father who enjoyed working on the restoration so much. He is now deceased, so the mural means all that much more to me.


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