Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday Murals - Spooner's Garage.

Andy | Monday, March 19, 2012 | Best Blogger Tips

Artist: Phillip Woolf. Painted in October 1992 at 2340 and 2348 Kingston Road Scarborough The unique "double" mural, painted on facing walls by Phillip Woolf, depicts two eras in the life of Spooner's Garage. Built in 1926 and rebuilt in 1947, the garage was located on the south side of Kingston Road in Cliffside Village. Owner Art Spooner kept the business alive during the depression of the 1930s by offering a variety of services such as driving lessons, a restaurant and a 24-hour towing service. For a few years a tame bear kept on the property was a popular local attraction. I'm linking to Monday Mural.

9 comments:

  1. I can well imagine that tame bear would be an attraction!
    That is pretty neat the way the artist dealt with the protruding balcony.

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing the history of the mural! How fascinating - I love the creativity of people - not just for the mural, but for ways to keep the business alive! Very interesting!

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  3. I like the effect of the mural peeling back at the corners. Driving lessons, now there is something a lot of people today could benefit from.

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  4. I guess Spooner's is gone now? Nice mural left behind.

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    1. Yes Pat, it's gone. Now of days the big oil giants own the gas stations.

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  5. What a fun mural. And the story is also very funny. Especially the part about a bear being kept on the property is brilliant! Thanks for sharing Andy.

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  6. Yes, this is a beauty. The idea of going to your local garage for driving lessons is so interesting!!

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  7. Both murals are excellent! They sure stood the vagaries of weather over the many years!

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