Kernersville in Forsyth County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Railroad Street Mural
Jule Korner is recognized not only as the designer and builder of our local landmark, Korner's Folly, but also as one of the first designers of outdoor advertising on the large "billboard" scale, having painted, with his crews, scores of Bull Durham advertisements on buildings across the country during the 1880's.
The Railroad Street Mural depicts the coming of the railroad, Jule Korner's Bull Durham advertising, and Jule's artistic rendering of The Folly. This mural is made possible through the efforts of the Kernersville Downtown Preservation and Development Council and a grant from the Town of Kernersville.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
Location. 36° 7.34′ N, 80° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kernersville NC 27284, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Dobson's Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stuart Motor Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kerner Tannery (approx. half a mile away); Site of Historic Beeson's Crossroad Trading Post (approx. 3 miles away); Maynard Field (approx. 4.6 miles away); Historic Oak Ridge (approx. 4.7 miles away); Jesse Benbow House (approx. 4.9 miles away); Charles Benbow House (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kernersville.
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