PHILADELPHIA, Pa (CBS) – The wraps today came off plans for a mural along the Schuylkill River depicting the history of the Phillies.
The faded ad on the river side of the eight-story building on the south side of 24th and Walnut Streets is being replaced with a retrospective of the Fighthin’ Phils.
Jane Golden, director of the Mural Arts program, has overseen 3,500 murals in the city. She says this one has been in the works since 2008.
“The day after the Phillies won the World Series, I thought, ‘You know what? We should call David Montgomery. We should do a Phillies mural,’ ” she recalled today. “But David Montgomery called me!”
And Montgomery, the Phillies’ president, today praised the artist’s design.
“David McShane did an outstanding job as far as depicting some of our history, showing, I think, three ballparks and all sorts of players that have played for us through the years.”
The mural should be complete by next summer.
Reported by Mike DeNardo, KYW Newsradio 1060