Saving a cherished mural — and Philly’s civic well-being

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Developer Steven Brown, who said his intention had always been to preserve the mural, said the building was on the verge of collapse and impossible to save. He has promised to replace it. (Annette John-Hall/WHYY)

Developer Steven Brown, who said his intention had always been to preserve the mural, said the building was on the verge of collapse and impossible to save. He has promised to replace it. (Annette John-Hall/WHYY)

Last summer, a cherished Philly mural honoring young victims of gun violence was on the verge of demolition. An outraged community helped save it. As they get ready to dedicate the new “Stop the Violence” mural in Point Breeze today, we bring you an update of our episode from December. Mural Arts Executive Director Jane Golden explains why projects like these mean so much to what she calls the city’s “civic well-being.”

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