madison and main mural panorama

Restored at Madison and Main

madison and main mural albany

It wouldn't be that neighborhood without it.

We stopped by this week to check out the restored mural on the side of the building at Madison Ave and Main Ave in Albany. The 35-year-old mural is a bit of landmark in the Pine Hills neighborhood -- but it had been looking a little worse for wear (Akum has the backstory). It was restored a few weeks back by a group that included Constance Dwyer Heiden, the original artist, and was coordinated by the Beautify Upper Madison Project.

A stitched-together (crude, distorted) panorama of the mural is after the jump.

By the way: The Beautify Upper Madison Project is having a fundraiser at the Madison Theater August 3 -- a midnight screening of Spaceballs. Tickets are $10.

The panorama is in large-format above -- scroll all the way up.

Find It

Mural at Madison and Main
Madison Ave and North Main Ave
Albany, NY 12203

Comments

What a great job. Community pride and spirit alive and well.

Yay! A fresh coat of paint on my childhood!

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This is potentially good news for St. Josephs. I walk around it 2 or 3 times a week and the last few years the deterioration has seemed to accelerate. She will be looking right at it everyday from her front windows.

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