Title: Mr. Roskruge
Location: Broadway Blvd. and Euclid Ave.
Details: Tile Mural of Photograph
These murals really are great. I love the slices of life they give the
viewer, the glimpses into Tucson's past that they share with the
present. Anonymous or known, the people in the photographs lived on and
walked through the streets where their images now appear, adding a new
dimension to their neighborhood. Situated where they are, near the
Diamondback Bridge, the murals always bring a smile to my face as I
drive or ride past them.
We decided to put this up in honor of some additional photo-murals
going up elsewhere in town. Specifically, Grande Avenue in Barrio
Hollywood, and for those who are interested, the dedication is this
Saturday, April 2, 2005.
I really like these, since they depict real scenes from the area in
which they are placed, albeit 50 or so years in the past. They give the
viewer the idea that the place has a transient history. One changeable
by our actions, where ordinary people can become a permanent part of
the city. After all, do you think Mr. Roskruge would have imagined
himself on a mural today?
Copyright © 2005 S. Halversen. All rights