A Silverton Mural Tour


Brought to you by the Silverton Mural Society, the murals are a living, ongoing project.  You can be an important part of this local treasure by joining the Mural Society or donating to their projects. 

For more information contact the Silverton Mural Society at:
P.O. Box 880
Silverton, OR 97381 

9/11 Memorial644

500 West C Street
A memorial to that horrific day and those who served so gallantly then and in all American Wars. 

Adventures of Bobbie646

South Water Street at Lewis Street
A Scotch Collie, Bobbie was traveling with the Braziers of Silverton in Wolcott, Indiana on August 15, 1923 when he became seperated from the family.  He walked home, returning to Silverton on February 15, 1924. 


Champion Cowboy647

C Street and Silverton Road
Doug Brown's ride on Jambalaya is captured in this mural.  He was a World Champion Bull Rider in 1969. 







Davenport's Arabian Quest622

Water Street Side of Wolf Building (alleyway)
Famed cartoonist Homer Davenport traveled to Arabia and returned with 27 pure desert-bred Arabian horses in 1906, the first in America. 



Don Petit624

Water Street at High Street
Silverton born astronaut Don Pettit served six months as a mission specialist aboard the International Space Station. 




Four Freedoms648

Corner of Second Street and East Main Street
A replica of the work done by artist Norman Rockwell in 1943 in The Saturday Evening Post Magazine - the mural represents the core values of Silverton residents - Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want and Freedom from Fear. 

Gallon House Bridge649

Corner of Lewis Street and South Water Street
Built in 1916, the 84-foot Gallon House Bridge is the only covered bridge in Marion County you can still drive through.  During prohibition, the bridge earned its name as the place to get a gallon of moonshine or to steal a kiss. 

Homer Davenport650

205 S. First Street
The work of world-renown political cartoonist Homer Davenport helped elect presidents and expose business corruption.  He was born in 1867 outside of Silverton on a Waldo Hills farm and is the author of "The Country Boy." 





Keith Kaser629

Mid block Lewis and Second Street Intersection
For years this retired mechanic was a frequent sight in Silverton walking through downtown, commenting on the weather to passersby. 







Largest Camera In The World630

441 North Water Street
The Mammoth, the largest camera in the United States, was created around 1900 in Chicago. Officials of the Chicago and Alton Railroad Co. used it to take a single detailed portrait of their new luxury train. 





Mikkelson Steam Up651

First Street Side of Silverton Elks Lodge
A memorial to the early parades of threshing machines and other equipment and machines of the time from 1954-1966.  The festival took place on the Harvey Mikkelson farm off Pine Street.   

Old Oak Tree640

213 East Main Street 
The town was built around the old oak tree - a popular gathering spot on Main Street in the 1800's.  Newcomers cut down the 800-year-old tree to pave the street.  The stump is on display behind the Silverton Country Museum. 



Paws For Love633

306 Oak Street
Salutes the Silver Falls Library's therapy dog program and encourages reading and a love of learning. 






Silver Falls - City of the Falls636

Main Street Bridge
Silverton photographer June Drake helped spearhead the effort to perserve the more than 8,000 acres with 10 waterfalls that today is Silver Falls State Park. 






Silverton Airport635

First Street and High Street
The Silverton Airport was the oldest licensed airport in Oregon.  The mural features aviation pioneer and mail delivery pilot Bessie Haladay. 




Silverton Pet Parade652

600 First Street
A Silverton tradition for more than 80 years, the Silverton Pet Parade - always the third Saturday in May - celebrates the town's winged, tailed, scaled and four legged friends. Children, adults and pets stroll through downtown as spectators cheer them on. 

Silverton Red Sox653

C Street Near James Street (interior parking lot)
Started in 1937, the Silverton Red Sox baseball team was mostly made up of local men who worked at the Silver Falls Timber Co. Team manager was the mill owner Bill McGinnis.  A farm team for the Boston Red Sox, players earned $25 a game.  Major league player Johnny Pesky played one summer in Silverton.  The last game played was 1954. 

Silverton, Santa's Second Home654

Main Street in Town Square Park
Santa Claus' glittering magic lights the town Christmas Tree each year.  Santa also receives mail year-round at his special mailbox adjacent to the mural. 








The 20th Century632

C Street near James Street (interior parking lot)
Quotes and pictures tell the story of the 20th Century including - "Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You," "One Small Step For Man," and "They can have any color they want as long as its black." 

The Veteran642

203 E. Main Street (interior parking lot)
This mural was dedicated to Vince Till to honor him for all the work he has done for the Silverton Mural Society.  The mural honors Vince and all veterans for their service to their country.  The Veteran's Poem reminds us all of their service and to the ones that gave all.






Outside of Downtown

Silver Falls Lumber Mill634

Highway 214 near Jefferson Street
Silver Falls Timber Co. built one of the largest sawmills in Oregon in 1916 for more than $400,000.  It employed more than 500 men.  The mural shows the "Pond Monkeys" moving logs to the green chain and mill buildings. 



The Oregon Trail641

1787 Pine Street
The Joseph Henry Boyington family is pictured along the Oregon Trail in the foothills of the Rockies. 







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