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By Ken Graham
the Times 

Broughton Building Mural Gets Needed Restoration

Funding provided by grants to Dayton Development Task Force


September 6, 2018

DAYTON-The mural on the west side of the Broughton Land Co. has received a much-needed restoration, which included repair to the wall and repainting to brighten the mural images.

Kennewick mural artist Don Brown is almost finished with the work. He was selected by the Dayton Development Task Force, which raised nearly $10,000 for the project. Much of the funding came from donors to the Task Force's B&O tax incentive program.

Brown repaired the stucco and bricks on the lower part of the wall in early August. He said he is using special mural paint for his restoration work on the images and will seal the entire wall with clear coat.

He stressed that, while both the paint and clear coat he uses provide strong UV ray protection, the images can still be expected to fade some over time.

Besides the images on the west wall, Brown is also restoring the small image on the front of the building above the front door.

The Broughton mural was originally painted by Robert Thomas in the early 1990s, assisted by several local Dayton artists. Funding for the original project was provided by an anonymous donor who worked with Broughton Land Co. to finance the project.


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