Tuesday, September 8, 2009
West Tampa mural in Salcines Park
The mural reads, "It's Time For West Tampa," and depicts the history of this important part of Tampa which began as a separate and distinct city all of its own. Painted in the 1980s, the mural is partly obscured by trees which makes it near impossible to shoot without including branches or shadows in the photo. Located in Salcines Park (in honor of West Tampa native Judge E. J. Salcines) at the corner of Howard Avenue and Main Street in West Tampa. The park offers a shaded corner and benches and tables for checkers, a favorite pastime. Note that the entire mural is outlined with dominoes and the two gentlemen on the bottom right appear to be at a table playing checkers. Several local businesses are featured on the buildings that were painted. The City of Tampa website lists the mural artists as Chon Mosley and Project Link.