The first new mural to be added to the Steubenville City of Murals in 18 years has been completed and will be dedicated on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 at 12:00pm. There will be a reception following at the Historic Fort Steuben Visitor Center located at 120 s. 3rd Street.
The very large and impressive new mural depicts the War Department Telegraph Office in the Civil War, with Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States along with Edwin M. Stanton, his Secretary of War and David Homer Bates, his telegraph operator. Both Stanton and Bates are Steubenville natives.
The mural is located in the 100 block of North Third Street at the parking lot near the Drive-thru of PNC Bank.
There will be another one of the current murals refurbished this fall, and plans are in the making for several more new murals to be added, including a sports mural featuring local area athletes and personalities who have gone on to ‘make it big’.
Anyone wishing to contribute to the Mural project is asked to contact the Visitor Center at 740.283.4835.