Victorian mercantile, and then note the subtle lines of an Art Deco bank building, it's clear that a town underwent several changes in status over the years. Where has your town been? And where is it going to be in ten years?
Depression-era leaders chose to send people back to work by supporting them in the arts, it was a giant boon to this country. Optimism lifts me every time I see one of these old WPA murals. Public art was important back then.
WPA mural in an old post office in Iron Mountain, Michigan. I heard they want to get rid of it.