CENTERBURG — A literal view into the past is now possible for motorists as they pass through Centerburg on Ohio 3/U.S. 36. Scenes from days gone by in the village of Centerburg are now being relived, thanks to the efforts of local artist Rick Van Horn. Four different painted scenes, dating back to the turn of the century, have been brought back to life on the side of the building at the Village of Centerburg Public Service Department on North Clayton Street.
Van Horn was approached by members of the Heart of Ohio Women’s Club with the idea of painting the murals.
“We’re very community minded. We wanted to depict the historical significance of Centerburg and Route 3,” said club treasurer Ronda Seligman. Members gathered old photos of the village and also received numerous photos from Gloria Parsisson, historian for the Centerburg Public Library and Local History Center. A vote was then taken on which four photos to use as scenes on the murals.
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