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See the Big Picture: Concordia's Brick Whole Wall Mural

The faces of three young boys from an orphan train peer out, their forlorn looks forever sculpted in brick on a busy street corner in Concordia. Having three sons, I quickly spotted the boys among the two dozen or so realistic scenes depicting the story of Cloud County on the three-dimensional Whole Wall Mural. Measuring 140 feet, this amazing piece of art is currently the longest sculpted brick mural in the country—and possibly the world!Standing before the mural, I began playing a game of “I Spy,” finding pioneers planting seeds, coal miners and brick layers at work, a 1928 biplane, a wooded windmill, grain elevators, a John Deere “A” tractor, a schoolhouse, a church, a train, and an iron truss bridge over the Republican River I remember crossing as a kid when my family drove from our farm near Cuba to shop in Concordia.

Posted on November 20, 2012 2:45PM by Cecilia Harris

Community Spotlight: Concordia

 

Once a month we’ll highlight the well-known sights and charming secrets of a Kansas town. Here, you’ll find details about a quaint rural community in the north central part of the state.Established in 1872, Concordia is home to the Whole Wall Mural, America’s longest sculpted brick mural. The 140-foot carved-brick wall showcases the history, people and places of the Cloud County area. Scenes include the Minersville camp where coal miners lived in the late 1800s, a biplane owned by aviator Charlie Blosser and the Republican River bridge constructed in 1893.

Posted on February 7, 2011 5:46PM by Becky Blake


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