Monday, July 27, 2015

Fremont Memorial Tunnel

A long time ago, a tunnel was built beneath Fourth Street so that schoolchildren could safely cross the busy street to go to and from Fremont School, which used to be where the present-day courthouse stands.

Recently, a mural honoring the memory of Fremont School and the schoolchildren was painted on the Fourth Street underpass. It's an amazing mural, full of life and brilliant colors.

The designer, Arturo Rosette, the Fine Arts Chair at Gavilan College, based the mural on photos he found in the San Benito County Historical Society's archives. The silhouettes are of children who went to Fremont School, including the mural's painter, Roy Darr II.

For more about the mural, check out this story by John Chadwell at And, to check out another Downtown Hollister mural designed by Arturo Rosette, click here.

Today is the Monday Mural meme, hosted by Oakland Daily Photo. Click here to check out other murals from around the world.


  1. It brightens up the tunnel so nicely! Makes it such a friendly place.

    1. I thought the same thing when the Husband and I went down there.

  2. I don't mean to steal RedPat's comment, but those are my sentiments exactly.
    Lovely, very lovely!
    Have a Great Week!
    Peace ;)

  3. Wonderful light & shadow plays!

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  4. The first and the last BLUE murals are my favourits.
    Nice blog.
    I´ll be back:)
    Greetings from me in Stavanger / Norway.

  5. Murals like this are so hard to shoot. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  6. A great idea for a mural. Love the colors and the kids.

    1. Originally, the plan was to commemorate the county courthouse. I'm glad they went with the school.


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