|Rough sketch, 1/16/14|
|Right side, 1/26/14|
|Left side, 1/26/14|
|Close up, left side, 1/26/14|
According to the informational paper we picked up...
"Mr. Brown was best known for his very successful business known as Cleveland Marine Steam Ways. His enterprise provided essential maintenance services to the barge traffic on Charlotte Harbor. That commerce made possible much of the areas economic growth by providing affordable transport of raw materials/commodities to distant markets.
...He wiesly hired workers based upon their skills and then...paid both Black and White equally."
The second panel portrays "his strong family values and the sharing of the fruits of his labors with the community.
"This site, on which the Historic Charlotte County Court House stands, is a fitting location for this mural as Mr. Brown sold the land to the newly formed county." As a side note, the building was severely damaged during Hurricane Charley and there was discussion regarding demolishing it but luckily wise minds prevailed.
This artist has done another mural in town which I really like depicting a cattle drive.