Parramore is the home of a new seven-story mural that was revealed last week on the side of the CityView Apartment building at 101 S. Terry Avenue [GMap], just outside of the Central Business District.

The mural cost $164,000 and was made possible by the collaboration of the City of Orlando, the Orlando Neighborhood Improvement Corporation, AdventHealth, Orlando Magic, and CREW Orlando – the Commercial Real Estate Women, and it pays tribute to the history of Parramore and the people who helped to create it, including prolific midwife Mary Jane Johnson, who helped to deliver over 1,500 babies during her career while only having a sixth-grade education.

Particular attention is paid to the history of the Wells’ Built Hotel which hosted artists and musicians of color during Segregation, as well as lawyers, doctors, nurses, and other professionals who served this community at a time when its residents could not obtain services elsewhere.

A QR code will be affixed to the bottom of the mural that will allow viewers to scan it with their phones to learn more about the people and places depicted in the mural.

The artists who designed and painted the mural are all local to Orlando, and include Maureen Hudas, Kali Cade, Sabrina Dessalines, Kristina Lee-Moorer, and Delia Miller.

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of

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