An enormous mural representing Elkhart's pharmaceutical history is set to be saved from demolition. Currently items are being removed from the old Miles Lab in Elkhart.
The building, which Feed the Children now owns, will be torn down soon. Before that the city wants to spend nearly nine-thousand dollars to move a seventy-foot mural to a safe place.
The mural was created in 1965 by an artist picked by the Miles board chairman.
It's made of four-thousand pieces, designed to show the history of the pharmaceutical world.
“We cannot throw the wrecking ball through that mural,” says Mayor Dick Moore of Elkhart. “Since that time we've looked at it again, to see it, you would absolutely say that you can't do that. It is truly a work of art.”
Moore says the mural depicts the big part Elkhart played in the world of pharmaceuticals. The city has yet to determine where the mural will be stored.
First funds must be appropriated by the city council to pay for its removal and preservation.