Landrum mural unveiled

Published 5:20 pm Friday, December 14, 2012

A crowd of Landrum residents and business owners admire the new Landrum mural. The mural was created to celebrate the city’s businesses and organizations. (photo by Anne Regan)

On Saturday, Dec. 8 a crowd gathered in downtown Landrum to view a gift offered by new business owner Kim Ryan.

Ryan, owner of the recently opened State Farm Agency in Landrum, wanted to give the community a special gift so she consulted with her father Bill Robinson on what would be best.

“After kicking around ideas of a community mural, I asked my son in law Bill Ryan for assistance,” Robinson said.

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The two men then devoted their free time to taking photos of the Landum business community, Ryan driving and Robinson snapping away.

Robinson, realizing he needed more than just photos, connected with Sherman Swofford, owner of Skyvision Signs, in Spartanburg. Swofford and his staff immediately understood the technical issues of piecing together all of Robinson’s photos on a large scale, Robinson said.

Completing the mural was not an overnight project. Months of talking with town manager Steve Wolochewicz, council, the city’s architectural committee and Darrell and Lynda Bustle, owners of Landrum Hardware, ensued.