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Description:
A mural is a painting, or other art media, such as tile, applied directly on a wall, ceiling, or other large permanent surface OR large art work permanently mounted for display to such surfaces.
Expanded Description:
Murals are significant in that they bring art into the public sphere. Historically murals have often made political statements or served to depict the popular life of a culture, religious ideas, or merely as an outlet for artistic expression. In the contemporary urban setting, murals often appear on the sides of otherwise unsightly buildings, showing the life of a city neighborhood. Wherever these works of art appear for public viewing, we seek to document them and display them for others to enjoy and visit.

Murals that may have a commercial component are welcome as long as they also have serious artistic merit. Billboards and strictly commercial signs usually will not meet these requirements.

Large works of art that are permanently mounted on a building or other structure will also be considered for inclusion in this category. Since it isn't really feasible to define "large" with actual dimensions, this will remain somewhat subjective, but a minimum of 32 sq. ft. (3 sq. meters) is suggested. These will be evaluated individually on their own merits.

Most of these public murals will be for outdoor display, but some murals that are indoors may also be considered. These must be on public display in public buildings, such as government buildings, libraries, etc. Generally those inside of museums, churches or schools will not meet the requirements. In all cases, they must be substantial works of art, not mere decorative paintings. Please don't try to push the envelope on this!
Instructions for Posting a Murals Waymark:

1. Originally obtained GPS coordinates. Ideally this should be at the actual site of the mural itself unless access is limited, by a fence, for instance, in which case you may take your coordinates from an acceptable viewing area. If this is the case, please state it in your description.

2. Photographs: Since this is a category for visual art, photos are important. A waymark may be denied if low quality photos are submitted. We don't expect professional photography, of course, but photos that are greatly underexposed, distorted or otherwise fail to give an adequate representation of the work of art may be reason for denial.

At least TWO original photos are required!


NOTE: Very few murals can be adequately represented with just two photographs. Most require several. There must be one photo showing the building or surface where the art appears in order to give perspective on its size and location. One should show the entire mural, or major portion. If a mural is too large to be included in a single photo, either because of size or viewing angle, a series of photos may be submitted. Other photos should show various details of the art work.

Each piece is different, so requirements are different, but do your best to show of your work of art. If there is a signature, a close-up of it is highly desired, as are photos of descriptive or dedication plaques and signs.

Waymarks with insufficient or inadequate photographic presentation may be declined with a request for further visual documentation.


NO copyrighted photos will be accepted -- unless they are yours!

3. Description: Include as much information as you can about the mural -- its historical or cultural significance, artist, location, subject, etc. If your research turns up some good sources, please share them with us.

At the very least, provide a written description of what you SEE. What is the subject of the mural? What does it look like? What size is it? Where is it located? Pretend the viewer cannot SEE the mural and then describe it to that person.

LOCATION: The building or structure must be identified. Be as specific as possible. If the name of the building cannot be determined, then a more general description will suffice, such as "side of a furniture store" or similar description. Then, tell where the building or structure is located.

MEDIUM: The variable for medium should include the materials used to create the mural. Usually this will be paint (specify if you know the type) and the surface material, such as wood, stucco, concrete, plaster, brick, etc. but may be tile or something else.

TITLE: Please include the name of the town/city and state or country in the waymark name. You must use the following standard format:
My Interesting Mural - Ctiy, State

SPECIAL NOTE: While the details outlined in our category description, and the requirements listed in the posting instructions, cover the MINIMUM elements and standards for all waymarks in this category, each waymark will also be evaluated by a volunteer reviewer for overall quality and appropriateness. If a reviewer deems that there are deficiencies in some aspect of the waymark, the waymark may be either declined or accepted with request for changes and/or additions in either content or format.

Each waymark will be evaluated on its own merits. We will endeavor to be reasonable and flexible while maintaining the quality standards for the category. If there is a disagreement, try to work it out with the evaluating officer, or appeal to the group leader, but we reserve the right to accept or decline a waymark based on our best judgement.

LANGUAGE NOTE: We recognize waymarking as a global hobby and welcome waymarks from all countries. Because of our international scope, we also acknowledge ENGLISH as our lingua franca. English will create the highest level of accessibility globally. All waymarks must have at least a short description in ENGLISH. We encourage bilingual and multilingual waymarks, but one of the languages must be English. We have volunteer translators to help.

Relying on software or internet based translators, such as Babylon and Google Translate, may NOT yield accurate translations that are intelligible. Use these only when there is no alternative. Although we do not expect grammatical perfection, a waymark may be declined if there the English language is not understandable.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Please give the date and description of your visit. One original photo of the mural must also be submitted. GPSr photo NOT required.
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Image for St. Louis Cardinals & Budweiser - St. Louis, MOview gallery

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MuralsSt. Louis Cardinals & Budweiser - St. Louis, MO

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This large building-side mural depicts two great St. Louis traditions.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chasing Blue Sky

location: Missouri

date approved: 6/12/2012

last visited: 4/27/2012

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MuralsThe Other Apotheosis of St. Louis

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A well known trompe l'oeil mural in St. Louis

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 2/23/2006

last visited: 10/7/2018

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MuralsDrink Smile, Cheer Up - St. Louis, MO

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Located at 9th and Allen in the historic Soulard neighborhood.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Wampa-One

location: Missouri

date approved: 2/9/2009

last visited: never

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Murals7th and Locust Mural - St. Louis, Missouri

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A trompe l'oeil mural on northside of building at 7th and Locust in downtown St. Louis,

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/8/2007

last visited: 4/26/2012

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MuralsRenaissance St. Louis Suites Hotel - Lennox Hotel Murals - St. Louis, Missouri

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Murals on a added to walls of a hotel when it was renovated in 2002.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/2/2006

last visited: never

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MuralsCat's Meow - St. Louis, MO

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On a south city street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/29/2014

last visited: never

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MuralsFountain Mural - St. Louis, Missouri

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This mural depicting a park scene is located in north St. Louis.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/18/2006

last visited: never

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MuralsMary Meachum Freedom Crossing Mural - St. Louis, Missouri

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Mural commemorating historic Underground Railroad site along St. Louis Riverfront Bicycle Trail north of downtown St. Louis.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 2/16/2007

last visited: never

Image for Logos School 2004 Mural - St. Louis, Missouriview gallery

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MuralsLogos School 2004 Mural - St. Louis, Missouri

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Mural located along the St. Louis Riverfront Bicycle Trail north of the St. Louis downtown.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 2/16/2007

last visited: never

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MuralsAngels and Tulip Mural - Shrine of Our Lady of Snows - Belleville, Missouri

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Mosaic mural located at the Main Shrine of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Snows in Belleville, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/3/2007

last visited: 9/6/2007

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MuralsSyberg's Restaurant on Gravois Rd., St. Louis, MO

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On West side of restaurant building, with shark protruding.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Wampa-One

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/30/2008

last visited: 11/23/2012

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MuralsHanneke's Westwood Grocery Glendale, Mo.

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This mural shows different landmarks of the Glendale area, such as the old buildings from downtown, and the old Henry Hough school.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member Strider

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/15/2007

last visited: never

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MuralsPastorial Scene - Kirkwood, MO

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Neat large scene between the Presbyterian Church and the Club Taco...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 6/24/2019

last visited: never

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MuralsTribout's Distributing Mural, Belleville, Illinois

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Painted mural on side of Tribout's Distributing.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/26/2007

last visited: never

Image for Vineyards Mural - Kirkwood, MOview gallery

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MuralsVineyards Mural - Kirkwood, MO

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On the side of a jewelry store.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/20/2019

last visited: never

Image for Black Americans in Flight - Lambert International Airport - St Louis, MOview gallery

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MuralsBlack Americans in Flight - Lambert International Airport - St Louis, MO

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Located in the main area of Lambert International Airport.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/13/2011

last visited: 12/20/2012

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MuralsSandy's Boutique Mural

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Mural on side of Sandy's Boutique

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/26/2007

last visited: never

Image for Ever and Anon Old Town Mural - Belleville, Illinoisview gallery

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MuralsEver and Anon Old Town Mural - Belleville, Illinois

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"Old Town" Mural found in Ever and Anon Park in Belleville, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/12/2007

last visited: never

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MuralsSteamboat “Alton” – Alton, IL

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The paddlewheel steamboat “Alton” chugs down the side of this building near the Mississippi, a reminder of days gone past.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/11/2013

last visited: 6/2/2017

Image for Alton mural – Alton, ILview gallery

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MuralsAlton mural – Alton, IL

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A variety of images highlights the history and importance of the town of Alton.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/11/2013

last visited: never

Image for Piasa Bird at Piasa Park - Alton ILview gallery

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MuralsPiasa Bird at Piasa Park - Alton IL

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Located up on the cliffs is a large painting of the Piasa Bird.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/3/2015

last visited: 11/12/2017

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Murals Old Downtown Mascoutah Mural - Mascoutah, Illinois

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Mural showing Mascoutah of the early 20th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/20/2008

last visited: never

Image for Masoutah Mural - Mascoutah, Illinoisview gallery

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MuralsMasoutah Mural - Mascoutah, Illinois

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Large mural in Mascoutah, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/20/2008

last visited: never

Image for Highland Town Mural - Highland, Illinoisview gallery

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MuralsHighland Town Mural - Highland, Illinois

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Nice ceramic mural wall in a small park in downtown Highland, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/5/2008

last visited: 4/1/2011

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MuralsSugar Creek Winery Mural - Defiance, MO

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Sugar Creek Winery Mural - Defiance MO

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/16/2009

last visited: 3/16/2009

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