Fresh Paint for Silos

Twin Falls


By J. Michaels

Right now there are a total of four murals on these old town grain elevators but three of them have faded away.
That’s why 'Preservation Twin Falls' wants to repaint two new murals on the Shoshone Street side for Idahome Flour and Pike's Peak Flour.
Preservation Twin Falls board member Ron Yates says “And we've chosen the first one from 1916 and the last one from about 1960 to repaint on each side of the existing mural.”
The silos will need to be pressure washed and power brushed then primer and a white base coat of paint will need to be applied – followed by 80 hours of hand painting.
But to do that the painter will need to use a lift truck which adds up to a pretty penny real quick.
Yates says “At 55 feet in the air, the top of the mural, it's gonna be very difficult to safely do that. And that's where 50 percent of the cost of this project comes in.”
'Preservation Twin Falls' asked the urban renewal agency for just under 14 thousand dollars to pay for the project.
In the end – the URA board agreed to pay half of the cost up to $6,900.
That sets the stage for 'Preservation Twin Falls' next move.

Yates says “Three things: we meet, we decide if we want to match the funds, and we contact the

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