Ask Bungalower: Where did that sax mural come from on the back of The Beacham?

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Photo by Jim Hobart

“Anyone know the story behind the giant saxophone mural on the back wall of The Beacham building? It must be 40 feet tall …”
– Jim Hobart

The Beacham Building was purchased by Larry and Sherry (great names!) Carpenter in 1975, who spent an estimated $250,000 to remodel and restore the building and transform it into a franchise of The Great Southern Music Hall.

The restoration included a mural of a saxophone on the back of the building, as shown below.

Photo by Don Koenig via Wikimedia Commons

The Great Southern Music Hall closed in 1981 before housing a series of short-lived businesses like a laser light show, a laser tag business, a cabaret theater called Moulin Orange, and a celebrity dinner theater.

The saxophone lasted through them all.

The Beacham (Website) is located at 46 N. Orange Avenue [GMap] and is currently operating as a nightclub and live music venue.

 

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