Campbell mural sparking interest from hundreds; unveiling is Saturday


CAMPBELL

When Pittsburgh-based artist Katelyn Gould began painting her “Life in the Company Homes” mural Aug. 10, traffic in the 6-acre complex, which was built in 1918 by the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co., increased rather noticeably.

Since then, more than 500 people have driven through to check out the mostly black-and-white mural inspired by old photographs that now decorates the side of 13 Delmar Ave. Nearly 130 people showed up in just one day.

Tim Sokoloff — president of the Iron Soup Historical Preservation Co., the nonprofit organization that owns 26 of the remaining 179 units and hopes to preserve and revitalize the national historic site that was built for steel workers and their families — said he’d like to see a comparable amount of people turn out for Saturday’s mural unveiling and benefit.

The unveiling, which is free to the public, will take place at 5 p.m. at the mural. It will be followed at 6 p.m. by the benefit at 2 Reasons Grill and Bar, 6 12th St.; admission is $15 per person, which includes food, entertainment and a chance at prizes. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

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