Local Black History


Fran Hines

Baker Center School
311 E. Charlotte Avenue

Mural Creation Sponsors
2003: Bank of America
The African American Community & the Community at Large
Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society

2007: Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society

This mural shows a rippling scroll with portraits and scenes of people who were involved in the development of Punta Gorda.

The people and scenes depicted in the mural are:

This original mural was created in 2003 on the Clement building (dedicated on November 20, 2003) but was destroyed by Hurricane “Charley” on August 13, 2004. The re-creation was painted by the original artist at the current location and was re-dedicated on November 15, 2007.