115 Year Old Hidden Mural Preservation

This photo comes from a circa 1907 commercial building in the small town of Okanogan, WA. My husband and I recently purchased the building and discovered this beautiful hand-painted mural on canvas hidden behind plaster walls, preserved but unseen for over a hundred years. The painting is 60 ft long and 20 ft high and spans both the northern and southern walls. No one knows for sure when the mural was installed, but preliminary research revealed that the building had been used as a theater during several periods prior to about 1930 and was originally home to the Okanogan Commercial Club, a precursor of the Chamber of Commerce.

No signature has been found yet but there is a possibility it was painted by famed Western photographer Frank Matsura, who once played in the Okanogan County Band on stage in this venue. We would love to have this priceless piece of Okanogan County history restored to its former glory so we can display it proudly for generations to come.

The painting is located in the historic Timm Building in downtown Okanogan.

Please help us with the restoration and preservation of an important piece of history.








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    • $25 
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Organizer

Lisa Timm 
Organizer
Okanogan, WA