Sunday, August 16, 2009

Cleveland's Batman

Remember a while back I was asking for any info about an old Batman mural painted on the side of a building in downtown Cleveland in the 1970s? Mom and Dad found it!
This photo (or, rather, the photo shown in this photo) was taken by Jim Marcus, "Cleveland's photo hobo", probably sometime in the 1970s in June 1982.

It's clearly not exactly how I remembered, but the last time I saw it I was maybe ten or eleven. We still don't have any information as to who painted it or why, but it is definitive proof that a giant mural of Batman did indeed exist in Cleveland in the 1970s.

Any insights, acknowledgements or anecdotes about it would be appreciated.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Crazy, back in the day living off of Nagel Rd.

Maybe C ya at Mid-Ohio-Con 2009.

Frank K...

Erin O'Brien said...

OF COURSE I remember the mural! It was part of a pretty big public art project. Holy resurfaced memories! Now I'm off to research...

Thanks for the photo.

Anonymous said...

I remember the mural, and have a fairly bad snapshot of it taken in the early 80's. No idea when or why it came to be tho...

Anonymous said...

Located at E. 14th and Euclid.

KimberlyTatro said...

This is a little late however, my father worked in the Hanna building and being an amateur photographer he snapped a few photos of the mural from the rooftop. I happened to find your post while thinking "what ever happened to it". I was told that it was weather worn and covered over in the late 80's. I remember thinking it was soooo cool that Dad had something fun to look at while at his boring job (lol).