Seaside Stories

Convention Center Adds Outdoor Mural

September 9, 2012 | by Jon Rahl

There are plenty of places to take a picture or even have your photo taken in Seaside. The Prom, Broadway, one of the many sweet shops and let’s not forget the beach or Tillamook Head (the land head positioned to the south and west of downtown Seaside) as some of the more popular spots to snap a frame.
A week and a half ago the Seaside Civic and Convention Center added another spot that is already becoming a hotbed to have your picture taken. Located on the southwest corner of the 40-year-old structure is a new mural designed to enhance the building’s look while also acting as a backdrop for nostalgia-seeking visitors.
At the cornerstone of the mural is an iconic postcard image that can also be found along Columbia Street, just south of Broadway Street. One of the key differences is the additional thumbnail images courtesy of the Clatsop County Historical Society that flank the “Greetings from Seaside Oregon” image and give a good perspective of what this area used to look like.
I’m a huge fan of these old, iconic images and always seem to find something new and fascinating each time I look at one. The next time you visit Seaside or are in the downtown area, I encourage you to make sure the Convention Center is a stop on your itinerary – even it’s just to gaze at the detaili found in this mural. Chances are good you’ll take a picture of the mural though and maybe even pose in front of it with family or friends.
Have you seen these murals? Leave us a comment and tell us what you think! See you in Seaside!

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