Speechless Sunday - Downtown Springfield Oregon Mural - What Do You See?

By
Mortgage and Lending with Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA

Springfield Downtown Mural

Comments (22)

Cecily Parks
iMove Group, Knipe Realty NW, Inc. - Salem, OR

Hi Fred. Can you give us some history on the mural???

Jan 04, 2009 01:35 AM
Bo Hussung
Bell Title /Triserv LLC - Nashvle, TN

Fred, I see alot. It is beautiful.

Thanks

Bo

Jan 04, 2009 01:46 AM
Todd Clark - Retired
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

Portland used to have so many great advertising murals that have faded with time and never replaced. Then there are new ads in other places, I would love to see murals like this put up in Portland or someone take these old ads that have become warn with time and repaint them and make them new again.

I would love to see the ads from the early 1900's that were here.

Todd Clark, Helping Families Home - www.IFoundYourNewHome.com

Jan 04, 2009 02:15 AM
Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast

Hi Fred, Oh, I see soooo many things.  I think I would have to stand in front of this mural for some time to see all there is to see.  I think there is some real history there. What a beautiful work of art! Thanks for sharing!

Jan 04, 2009 02:49 AM
Greg Nino
RE/MAX Compass - Houston, TX
Houston, Texas

Fred,

I thought that was on Wednesday? Just kidding, excellent photo.

Jan 04, 2009 03:14 AM
Fred Chamberlin
Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA - Oak Harbor, WA
Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant

Jason - Well, do you have a camera? That is the first step. :-8

Steve - The great thing about a mural like this is you can see most anything you want to. Do you see the Oregon map?

Cecily - Not on a speechless Sunday, but that is a great idea for a future post.

Bo - Thanks, I think it is pretty neat.

Todd - I remember some of those early murals. It would be great to see them again.

Sandy - Feel free to visit and stare. Hope your New Year is spectular.

Greg - You mean it isn't? Thanks big guy!

Jan 04, 2009 03:36 AM
Margaret Oscilia
Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon - Salem, OR
Home Stager, Salem Oregon

What a beautiful mural . . . looks like something to visit on my next trip to Springfied (and yes I'd love to hear more about it!)

Jan 04, 2009 04:31 AM
Fred Chamberlin
Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA - Oak Harbor, WA
Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant

Margaret - I will definitely research and get something up about the mural.

Jan 04, 2009 04:37 AM
Cecily Parks
iMove Group, Knipe Realty NW, Inc. - Salem, OR

Okay, Fred...is their something going on between you and Margaret??? Hmmm..she seems to be making a lot of trips to your hometown recently....spill it!

Jan 04, 2009 05:28 AM
Fred Chamberlin
Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA - Oak Harbor, WA
Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant

Cecily - I keep telling her I will meet her at the Macleay Country Inn, but she never shows up....how about you???

Jan 04, 2009 05:52 AM
Elaine Manes Gage
Home Staging Online Services - Denver, CO
Staging done ONLINE!

Fred- Great photo! What a wonderful mural. I love when the smaller paintings put together make a bigger painting. LOVE your part of the country! Thanks for sharing!

Jan 04, 2009 06:22 AM
Fred Chamberlin
Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA - Oak Harbor, WA
Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant

Elaine - Murals are a really great form or art but they are sure hard to frame. I also like the way that smaller parts make the whole on this one.

Jan 05, 2009 03:29 AM
Sean Keene
The Keene Group - Salem, OR
Realtor - Salem/Keizer

Fred that looks great. I love looking at photos that have such contrast to them. Thanks for posting.

Jan 05, 2009 11:16 PM
Fred Chamberlin
Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA - Oak Harbor, WA
Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant

Sean - I have to try to keep up with you Salem folks with my pictures.

Jan 06, 2009 01:25 AM
Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate

Fred, I am pretty sure I have seen that mural in person when I lived in Eugene.  It's been 8 years.

Jan 18, 2009 04:07 AM
Leslie Stewart
Oregon Licensed Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals - Stayton, OR
Realtor, ABR, CRS, Oregon Licensed Broker

It's a quilt! Joined together with everything that represents Oregon!

Jan 18, 2009 01:39 PM
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

The US flag drawing it all together.

Jan 18, 2009 02:19 PM
Fred Chamberlin
Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA - Oak Harbor, WA
Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant

Shirley - Why did you leave? Although San Antonio is a very pretty area.

Leslie - Right you are. I am going to post the story of the mural this week.

Marchel - Great mural, isn't it?

Jan 19, 2009 02:42 AM
Retired from ActiveRain
Baker, OR

Eugene, next door to Springfield, has a lot of great murals too.  The time and talent that goes into these murals is amazing.  Below is a picture of a mural on the back of a building at 11th Avenue and City View in Eugene.

Eugene Mural

Feb 10, 2010 02:39 AM
Fred Chamberlin
Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA - Oak Harbor, WA
Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant

You are right Rick. The area has a lot of great art and great artists. Thanks for the addition.

Feb 10, 2010 07:46 AM