Historical Flood Wall Murals - Tell City, IN
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N 37° 56.870 W 086° 46.339
16S E 520004 N 4200051
Quick Description: Located along the flood wall in Tell City, IN.
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 6/9/2009 2:28:39 PM
Waymark Code: WM6J99
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 4

Long Description:
These murals depict historic scenes from the development of the Tell City, IN area. They are located on both sides of the flood wall near Sunset Park along the Ohio River in Tell City.

Sunset part at Washington & 7th Street contains a painted mural on the flood wall. It was done in sections and took 3 years to paint, 1992 - 1994. The idea was conceived by Pat Jarboe, the President of the Perry County Arts Council during those years. It is a rendition of early days of Perry County, each building, boat and person has historical significance. Donations from private individuals, business, industry, and a grant from the Indiana Arts Commission made it possible. Artist Mona Sitzman and Lynn Dauby did the sketches on paper, Jeff Kast transferred the design on the wall, and volunteers did the painting.

Identification of Flood Wall Buildings

Panel 1

1. Sanitaree Washer Company then became Knott Manufacturing (Circa 1911)
2. Heubi Saloon (Right)(Circa 1880) Heubi Residence (Left)
3. Tell City Spoke Company (1890)
4. Zeigelgruber's Meat Cart (Circa 1890)

Panel 2
1. Tell City Planning Mill (Kreisle Building) (1865)
2. Hess Blacksmith Shop (1894)
3. The "Graco" Mulzer Tow Boat (Circa 1928)

Panel 3
1. Frank J. Ress Residence (Circa 1910)
2. Royal Theatre (Circa 1875)
3. Michael Bettinger Residence (1885)

Panel 4
1. Tell City Brewery (Circa 1889)
2. Tell City National Bank (1889)
3. Tell City Flour Mill (1859)
4. Zoercher Insurance Original Office
5. Tell City Fire Department (1928)

Panel 5
1. Tell City City Hall (1896)

Panel 6
1. Opera House (1868)
2. Architectural Sample
3. Schreiber Drug Store (1876)
4. Architectural Sample
5. the "Tell City" Steamboat (1889)

Panel 7
1. Meyerberg Chalet (Circa 1890)
2. Opera House Gazebo (1890)
3. Kessler Pretzel Bakery (1911)
4. Adolph Obrecht Residence (1906)
5. Mechanics Silver Band Wagon (1890)

Panel 8
1. Old South School (1863)
2. Filling Station 9th & Tell Streets (1930)
3. International Order of Odd Fellows Building (1898)
4. Zuelly Residence (Circa 1900)
5. Tell City/Cannelton Jitney Bus Line (Circa 1920)

Panel 9
1. Schaefer & Paulin Building (1875)
2. Tell City Chair (1865)
3. Tell City Wagon (1865)
4. "Old Rock House" (1854) (Oldest standing residence in town)
5. Round House (Circa 1900)
6. Edward's Hydroplane (Circa 1915)

Panel 10
1. Clay Switzer Residence (1885) (Carriage Inn Pizza)
2. Irish Mail (Circa 1885)
3. Train (1888)
4. Train Depot (1898)
5. Wharf Boat (1888)

The artist responsible for the newest murals on the side of the flood wall opposite the river is named Emilie Young.
City: Tell City

Location Name: Flood Wall

Artist: Mona Sitzman / Lynn Dauby / Emilie Young

Date: 1992 - present

Media: Paint on concrete

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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