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New West Main Mural Approved

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A historic piece of the city is getting a new look and a fresh coat of paint. Charlottesville's Board of Architectural Review has approved a new mural on a building at the corner of West Main Street and 6th Street.

The new mural will cover most of the old one, but will still show the corners of the original, which is cracked and fading.

The review board says the artist's initial plan for the new mural overpowered the area. The new one was approved after being revised to fit the historic taste of the city.

Syd Knight of the Board of Architectural Review said, "We're charged with protecting the historic nature of both the building and the district. We felt that the first mural was of a size and of a boldness that would just overpower everything."

Knight says instead of bright red and yellow colors, the new mural will stick to pale blues and greens.

Reported by Molly Balkenbush

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