Main Street mural captures historic downtown scenes (PHOTOS)

Stewart Bldg. mural

Darryl Davis' mural along the north-side alley of Brad Stewart's law practice depicts several vintage Crestview scenes, and caps a four-year restoration of the historic building, which Stewart named for his mother, Barbara Stewart.

BRIAN HUGHES/News Bulletin
Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 02:55 PM.

CRESTVIEW -- Friday, attorney Brad Stewart celebrated the completion of a four-year restoration of the historic Main Street building housing his practice. A full-length mural along the north-side alleyway depicts the Main Street block on which his office is located and "postcards" of the Fox Theatre and the old Okaloosa County Courthouse.

See photos of the mural on the Stewart Building >>

The back of a postcard features a two-cent stamp bearing the likeness of downtown personality Mack Brooks, who frequently stopped while walking to and from his barbershop to watch muralist Darryl Davis at work.

"He'd give me his two-cents' worth, so now I gave him mine," Davis said.

In its early days, Stewart's building — named the Barbara Davis Stewart Building in memory of his mother — housed a dentist's practice, also depicted in the mural, and a shoe store. The block is shown as depicted during a 1950s flood when people rowed boats up Main Street.

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