Cary - Then and Now
Posted by: PFF
N 35° 47.248 W 078° 47.021
17S E 700302 N 3962642
Quick Description: A visual history of the Town of Cary (North Carolina), stretching 150 feet along the wall of an old grocery store.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 4/30/2007 6:54:52 PM
Waymark Code: WM1G08
The mural is at the intersection of West Chatham Street and Harrison Avenue, in downtown Cary, on the east side of a former grocery store, The building currently is occupied by a locally-owned decorating shop.
The mural was created by Cary native Val Fox, who is described by the Cary Fine Arts League as being “a veteran artist with many years of experience, who now does mostly commission work.” It is titled “Cary, Then and Now”. It begins on the right side with the railroad, which was important in the town’s early days. It progresses through various school buildings, celebrates Cary Band Day, and ends on the left with modern activities and fine dining.
According to a notation in the lower right corner, work on this mural was begun on October 17, 2002 and was completed June 23, 2003.
Ms. Fox has a website at
To reach from Interstate 40 near the RDU Airport, take Exit 287 (Harrison Avenue). Proceed south about three miles to a railroad crossing, Continue another 500 feet to the mural, on your right. There is free, off-street parking at the site.
City: Cary, NC
Location Name: Sorrell Paint and Wallpaper
Artist: Val Fox
Date: June, 2003
Media: Not listed
Relevant Web Site: Not listed
Please give the date and description of your visit. One original photo of the mural must also be submitted. GPSr photo NOT required.