This mural, 12' wide by 7' high, adorns the front of the Lake Placid Journal Building.
The Lake Placid Journal has been the hometown newspaper for over 50 years. These puppies are tearing the first paper published and if you stand in front of the mural, you can read the first 2 pages. In this mural the puppies have chewed up a gardening trowel next to a pot of caladiums (95% of the world's caladiums come from Lake Placid, FL), and are climbing on a crate of citrus, another important crop.
Tea at Southwinds was the first mural, dedicated in 1993. It is 60' wide and 30' high.
Southwinds was owned by Dr. Melvil Dewey (you may remember him from last week's post). During his lifetime it was known as Litl Loj. After his death it was renamed Southwinds. It was the place where the celebrities of the day, famous physicians and businessmen, stars of stage and screen and fashionable ladies and sophisticated men came to sip cocktails and discuss Broadway tunes. The patio, represented here, was constructed of handmade Italian tiles and had a view of Lake Placid.
Walking the streets of Lake Placid is a wonderful tour of the history of the area. Hopefully, you are getting a flavor of the rich past through my photos. There are more to come...stay tuned!
Linking to Monday Murals.