There are several interesting murals painted on the walls of Richmond’s buildings. Many of our older buildings still display the advertising remnants of their former and current occupants …
A few examples!
This Gennett record label remains visible on the wall of the last remaining building of the Starr Piano Company. (Jazz Park)
This collage of recording stars from the 1920s was painted on the west wall of the old Bartel building. These famous artists recorded many of their early sensational hits in Richmond, Indiana. (At the Gennett studios)
The (former) National Automatic Tool Company’s familiar logo.
Wagons & Tractors were advertised on the rear of the current Richmond Industrial Supply Company building
The Purina Tower in Richmond, Indiana (the Checkerboard logo has been painted over)
The mural of Richmond industrialist Charley Mosey, is painted above the entry to the Richmond Furniture Gallery, former Miller Brothers Hardware Co.
Another advertising mural is featured on the shipping & receiving wall of the Richmond Furniture Gallery
Mural of Hoagy Carmichael. It nearly covers the entire rear wall of the old Readmore book store (9th & Main, Richmond)
Forest Monger & Co., was a busy moving & storage company 100 years ago…and they’re still in business!
Mongers Moving & Storage
The NE wall of the former Glove factory on Ft Wayne Ave.
RISCO (part of the former Miller Brothers HDWE Company block) is located at Neff St. & Ft Wayne Ave.
Knollenbergs…once the largest dry goods stores in Richmond (on 8th St and fronting on Main St., between 8th & 9th). This advertisement is painted on the alley wall of Knollenberg’s Annex building
Now the location of Walker’s Nightclub. I believe this automotive related service building was built by Micajah C. Henley in the early 1900s, and later used by Bethard as an auto repair shop
A Jazz mural commissioned by the Richert family, on their restored building across from the Richmond Furniture Gallery
The Parker Block. Originally built for the successful business of Adam H. Bartel. Currently houses the 4th Floor Blues Club, Joe’s Pizza, Mitrione’s Italian Food Supply Store and several other businesses. The property is currently listed for sale
J.M. Hutton…one of the nation’s oldest continually operated businesses!
J.M Westcott hired John Hasecoster (local Architect) to design this building. Hasecoster’s unique design at the corner of the building was demolished years ago. The building and its additions front on E Street, from North 13th to N. 15th Streets
One of the former International Harvester Buildings
The IH buildings from the rear (as viewed from the RR tracks looking south between North 12th to the right, to North 13th Street
RISCO and Neff (one of the last remaining brick streets) looking towards Ft Wayne Ave.
The rear of the Richmond Furniture Gallery Building
More IH markings…north side of the former American Seed Company, as viewed from the RR. (between N. 14th & 15th Streets)