Mount Zion Baptist Church Unveils Mural

HDC president Charissa Durst recently attended the rose window mural unveiling at Mount Zion Baptist Church on Juneteenth. HDC has been working with the Mount Zion Baptist Church Preservation Society (MZBCPS) to remove the stained-glass windows and put them safely into storage until they can be restored and reinstalled in the rehabilitated building. The window openings were filled with plywood “plugs” and painted the same color as the original window frames. The rose window opening, the largest and most prominent window, is on the front elevation facing Carpenter Street. MZBCPS was able to leverage grants to commission local artist Keith Wilde to create a mural to fill the space while the building awaits project funding.

Click here for The Athens News story and here for Charissa’s video of the unveiling.