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Cedar Rapids aims to restore hidden mural

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Cedar Rapids city leaders want to restore a mural that has been hidden under paint for nearly 50 years.

The Depression-era mural is located in what is now the City Hall council chamber inside the former federal courthouse.

The mural was painted by an artist or artists paid by the Works Progress Administration. That was a back to work program from the Franklin Roosevelt administration in the 1930s.

A $50,000 grant being sought from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

 

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