The mural inspired by The Wreckhouse area is being covered up with new siding on the building housing Louis Gee’s pizza parlour, but there is a plan to make the image visible again.
E.C. Boone Ltd. in St. John’s has offered to recreate a large version of the image, have it framed and installed on the outside of the renovated building.
The company, which dealt with the Downtown Business Association in facilitating a solution, has committed to covering the costs associated with the project and will then donate the finished work to the city of Corner Brook.
The mural, which was painted on the building by artist Chad Anstey 20 years ago, depicts a train and visage of Lauchie MacDougall, a local resident known to give warnings about the area’s famous winds.