Childhood memories come and go, but the murals on the walls of Missouri Avenue Elementary are forever. A former principal is ensuring the decades-old murals are not demolished with the building as the school is razed and rebuilt in a new facility across the street.
Duane Evans, who served as principal from 1981 to 2002, says he couldnâ€™t bear the thought of the pictures perishing in the dust.
â€œI would hate to see them just totally disappear,â€ Evans said. â€œI believe itâ€™s unique, and I thought it was a shame to lose them entirely.â€
In fact, it was Evans who originally thought to brighten the drab, brown-tiled hallways with cheery panoramic pictures in the early 1990s. ToLogin to read more