Historic Public Art - Mural Restoration

Coca-Cola / Hi-Way Bar Mural Project

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Sally Martin
Mural Committee Co-Chair
This Coca-Cola mural represents one colorful stage in the century-long life of the historic structure once located at 201 N. Public Road. Originally constructed during the first decade of the 1900s, the building had served as a pharmacy and multiple bars and restaurants over the years. As the building was being torn down in June of 2015, crews uncovered this exhilarating Coca-Cola mural along the south wall.

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Coca-Cola Mural
Rebecca Schwendler
Mural Committee Co-Chair

Send donation checks to:
City of Lafayette Historic Art Coke Mural
c/o Susan Booker
1290 S. Public Rd.
Lafayette, CO 80026

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What is it?

A historic, hand-painted public art mural advertising Coca-Cola.

When was it created?

The early 1950s.

Where was it created?

Pat and Gar's Hi-Way Bar - 201 N. Public Road.

Why was it created?

To advertise on Public Road, Lafayette's most historically important automobile thoroughfare - a former branch of the Lincoln Highway and one of the first federally-designated public roads in the U.S.

Why should you care?

The mural is a tangible piece of Lafayette's eclectic past and one of our oldest remaining pieces of public art.

Who's leading the charge?

The community-based Mural Committee guided by Sally Martin and Rebecca Schwendler.

How can you help?

Make a tax deductible contribution! Encourage your friends and neighbors to donate as well at www.cityoflafayette.com/MURAL .
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* Mural and motorcycle photography provided by Gerry Morrell