Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Portsmouth in Scioto County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Twilight / Dedication Panel / Muralist Robert Dafford

Floodwall Murals, 2000 Feet of History/2000 Feet of Art

 
 
Twilight / Dedication Panel / Muralist Robert Dafford Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, January 7, 2021
1. Twilight / Dedication Panel / Muralist Robert Dafford Marker
Inscription.  
Twilight
This mural shows a modern-day twilight scene of downtown Portsmouth as seen from Kentucky. featuring the U.S. Grant Bridge connecting with Chillicothe Street. The muses, embracing both ends of the Twilight mural, represent the art and history included in the floodwall murals, which have been painted by internationally famous muralist, Robert Dafford of Lafayette, Louisiana. The bridge was razed in 2001 and IO TC replaced with a new cable-stayed U.S. Grant Bridge.

Dedication Panel
The dedication message reflects the sentiments of the Board of Trustees of Portsmouth Murals, Inc. at the time the Floodwall Mural Project was dedicated on October 5th, 2002.

Muralist Robert Dafford
In October 2002, the Portsmouth community witnessed the completion of a project that took ten years to create. In 1993, Robert Dafford began painting the history of Scioto County and Portsmouth on a massive floodwall that holds back the mighty Ohio River. The Floodwall Mural Project is one of the largest outdoor art exhibits in the world. Using a concrete canvas measuring
Floodwall Murals, 2000 Feet of History/2000 Feet of Art Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, January 7, 2021
2. Floodwall Murals, 2000 Feet of History/2000 Feet of Art Marker
20 feet high and over 1/3-mile-long, Robert, a native of Lafayette, Louisiana, has created the ultimate historic portrait of the Portsmouth area. With the help of local historians, citizens and the use of old photographs, he has given the city a window to its past. To learn more about Robert Dafford go to www.robertdafford.com.

The Floodwall Mural Project is a project designed and funded by the Portsmouth Murals, Inc. Board of Trustees. Special thanks to the Portsmouth Convention and Visitor's Bureau and the Portsmouth Murals Products, Inc. for the use of their book, Floodwall Murals. 2000 Feet of History/2000 Feet of Art, which is available in the Scioto County Welcome Center gift shop.

Shawnee State University Professor, Dr. John Lorentz has created an award-winning documentary film about the Floodwall Murals. Copies of "Beyond These Walls” are available for purchase by contacting the university's book store, (740) 351-3155, or visiting the Scioto County Welcome Center gift shop. (Marker Number 14.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicBridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Ohio, Portsmouth, Floodwall Murals series list.
 
Location. 38° 43.855′ N, 83° 0.425′ W. Marker

Twilight mural image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, January 7, 2021
3. Twilight mural
is in Portsmouth, Ohio, in Scioto County. Marker is on Front Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 Front St, Portsmouth OH 45662, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Portsmouth Motorcycle Club / Good Times Remembered / Sunset at the Point / Sister Cities (a few steps from this marker); A Struggle To Be Free (within shouting distance of this marker); Portsmouth Railroads, 1950's / Modern Industry / Medical History / Twentieth Century Wars (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Progress in Education / Shawnee State Expansion / Vern Riffe (about 500 feet away); Chillicothe Street, 1940's / Steel Industry, 1870-1980 / Clarence Holbrook Carter / Carl Ackerman (about 600 feet away); Roy Rogers / 1937 Flood / Branch Rickey / Kentucky Friends (about 700 feet away); Portsmouth Foundry & Machine Works (approx. 0.2 miles away); Millbrook Park / The Shoe Industry, 1869-1977 / Early 1900's Streetcar / Government Square, 1919 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
The Dedication Panel image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, January 7, 2021
4. The Dedication Panel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 4, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement
Feb. 25, 2021