Bernard Avenue - Vernon, British Columbia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 50° 15.821 W 119° 16.590
11U E 337751 N 5570428
Quick Description: Come with us and visit the murals of Vernon: There are currently 27 murals and featured is Bernard Avenue, # 15 in the walking tour guide available at the visitor's centre. This mural is a Vernon's first mural and shows life as it was in the 1900s.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 9/2/2014 7:05:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMMCYC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Bernard Avenue was the first mural in Vernon. It shows life in the 1900s. The lady is dignified standing there looking at the passersby of that era.

Though Vernon claims that this mural does not exist, it is there high above Welk's Mart on 30th Avenue. From this vantage point one can only see the lady, however if you go around the block to the back side of Welk's Mart you can view (partially) Mr. Barnard in the carriage. Granted, this one is more difficult to appreciate but none the less well worth viewing. Vernon must have learned from this first mural and its location.

All the murals are well done paying tribute to the artist's talent and creativity for any passersby to enjoy.

The murals are numbered and we will showcase
# 15 – Barnard Avenue

Barnard Avenue

3320 30th Avenue

Vernon’s first mural depicts the early 1900s on Barnard Avenue when horses and horse drawn vehicles were the main modes of transportation. The man pictured in the carriage is Francis Barnard; he established Barnard’s Express, also known as BX Ranch, in 1862.

Artist: Michelle Loughery

From the Barnard Avenue

The Downtown Vernon Association has invested considerable resources into the creation of the 27 amazing works of art that grace our downtown buildings. These murals depict the history, culture, scenery, and folklore that made Vernon what it is today.

The mural project was a multi-year collaborative effort that included youth employment, revitalization, and heritage conservation strategies.
From the Downtown Vernon Murals

 Bernard Avenue

City: Vernon

Location Name: Welk's Mart

Artist: Michelle Loughery

Date: Unknown

Media: Painted on concrete building blocks

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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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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