|People Make Our Town: A Century at This Corner|
|Name(s) of Artist(s)|
|City of Santa Cruz Redevelopment Agency|
|Paint - Mural|
|On the side of People's Bank|
|(At the corner of Locust Street and the alley that connects to Plaza Lane)|
The People's Bank Mural honors the 100th anniversary of the building it is painted on, People's Bank. The mural features scenes and characters from the downtown of Santa Cruz circa 1911, including Tom Scribner playing the saw, Fred Swanton sitting on a bench reading the Santa Cruz Sentinel, and Josephine McCracken an activist and writer for the Sentinel, which was once located on Locust Street. Also depicted are Chinese immigrants, a reference to the past Chinatown on Front Street.
Another fun touch is the painted third window added to the row of real windows on the building, and the man featured is William Weeks, the architect of People's Bank, as well as so many other iconic Santa Cruz buildings.
A reception celebrating the completion of the mural was held on Friday, August 5 at 6pm, and was a stop on the First Friday Art Tour.
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- Ann Thiermann's new downtown mural depicts what Santa Cruz looked and felt like 100 years ago, by Wallace Baine, Santa Cruz Sentinel, July 28, 2011, retrieved on July 30, 2011.