A historic piece of art has returned home to a local high school.
Back in 2010 staff at Naperville Central recovered a large mural in the school’s basement shortly before construction crews renovated the facility.
After months of restoration, members of Restoric, Inc. installed the mural in the new alumni room on the main floor of the school. Lynne Nolan led the effort to raise money for the $11,000 restoration.
“There’s something valuable in looking back in the past 50 years and saying ‘This too is who we are,’” said Nolan. “There’s a richness to understanding our history and preserving it!”
And no one knows that more than Peggy Frank, President and CEO of the Naperville Heritage Society and Naper Settlement. She says the painting resembles the style of local artist Les Schrader.
The mural was found in three pieces and the process to restore it included putting those pieces together, cleaning it, repairing water damage and framing it.
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