Together We Grow
The Charlottesville Mural Project in partnership with Van Yahres Tree Company present a mural by artist, Jake Van Yahres.
The mural is to honor the legacy of Mitch Van Yahres, for his unwavering commitment to care for both people and trees. His company, which has been serving Charlottesville for 100 years, gifted this mural to the community. Mitch's service included eight years on City Council, where he was instrumental in creating the Downtown Mall, former surveyor of Charlottesville and 25 years in the Virginia House of Delegates. When he retired, he was called the conscience of the House because of his years righting wrongs, fighting for civil rights and promoting equality for all. Fittingly, his obituary read: "Mitch tended trees for a living and people for a lifetime."
Jake Van Yahres, the grandson of Mitch Van Yahres, is a dedicated social artist and graphic designer. His vision for this aspirational mural grew from the idea that trees come in all shapes, sizes and like people, they grow stronger together.
Erected 2019 by The Charlottesville Mural Project in partnership
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil Rights • Government & Politics • Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 38° 1.855′ N, 78° 28.941′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of 2nd Street Southwest and West Main Street, on the right when traveling south on 2nd Street Southwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 W Main St, Charlottesville VA 22902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greater Downtown (within shouting distance of this marker); Charlottesville (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert Edward Lee (about 600 feet away); Catholic Church of the Holy Comforter (approx. 0.2 miles away); Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sacajawea (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nelson Sanitorium (1895-1902) (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.