A visit to Omaha’s Vinton Street elevator reveals recent activity by muralists

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Our friend Rose Ann Fennessy lives near the Vinton Street elevator in South Omaha. On a recent spring day she took a stroll and recorded these views.

Above we see the elevator and storage annex in a long gaze from the Field Club trail. The Field Club, which bills itself as the oldest private club west of the Mississippi River, is about a mile away from the elevator.

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Rose Ann also discovered the silos of the annex are being used by muralists. She calls it “the current artwork.” Since the Stored Potential banners came down in July of 2014, the silos have become more available to artists.

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“I like this one,” Rose Ann says.

It’s good indeed. In a way, these murals are like stained glass but at the the wrong end of the towers.

We don’t mind the silos of the annex being painted, but we hope the artists leave the elevator’s main house alone.

 

 

 

3 comments on “A visit to Omaha’s Vinton Street elevator reveals recent activity by muralists

  1. SHARON AHRENS says:

    Those are very nice as far as I can see. I wonder if Michael Giron is one of the artists since he does murals. I took a class from him once and bought one of his paintings later.

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  2. Ken D Johnson says:

    This was a major part of going to Omaha when I was a kid (the 1960s). Glad to see it still there and that the murals appear to be beautiful!!!

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