And yes, that’s a flat wall with a trompe l’oeil mural by Richard Haas, who specializes in them. They’re all over Homewood’s pretty downtown area, so I thought I’d share a few photos….
The Homewood Florist has been at this spot since 1960 – look at the lush detail in their Haas mural!
I like their sign, too. It’s one of those that was in fashion design-wise, then wasn’t but nobody changed it, and now it’s “vintage” and “retro” and no one would think of changing it.
Here’s a straight-on view of the Florist mural. Look how the arbor seems to jut out of the wall.
While Haas was painting the Florist mural, the owner’s dog died, so he included a special little detail in the work….
Isn’t this movie theater and marquee incredible?
I’m ready for some popcorn and a double feature right about now….
Disclosure: I was hosted on this visit by the Chicago Southland CVB (Convention and Visitors Bureau) and the Village of Homewood, who shared their love of these murals with me.
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