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WacoFork's list of Waco murals

June 30, 2016 | Cory Webb | Around Town
WacoFork's list of Waco murals
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Waco has had murals for a long time, but the debut of the Wacotown mural in 2012 brought attention and excitement to this art form in and around downtown Waco. Now it seems like new murals are popping up all over the place. Either that, or we just didn't notice them before. Kind of like when you get a new car, and suddenly you start seeing that model everywhere. But I digress.

After a friend posted a picture of the Starry Night mural at 10th and Columbus on Facebook yesterday, my wife and I decided to take the kids on a bit of a scavenger hunt yesterday evening to see how many murals we could find and photograph, culminating in a trip to Hey Sugar for some ice cream and candy. Side note: the kids got a little bored with driving around town, but the treats at the end made up for it. Also, I've decided to try all of the root beers at Hey Sugar. Last night's entry, Sprecher, was fantastic. But I digress. Again.

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Ok, what were we talking about? Oh yeah, murals. Armed with little more than the #wacomurals hashtag on Instagram and the @lost_in_waco Instagram account, we set out on our hunt. So, without further adieu, here is our list of Waco murals in the order in which we found them:

1) 926 La Salle Ave.

On the side of Shades of Shabby and is visible from La Salle.

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2) Doris Miller Park

Accessbile from Doris Miller Park right next to the Suspension Bridge. Usually you can walk right up to it, but it is currently covered in water at the base.

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3) 901 Elm Ave.

At the corner of Elm Ave and Spring St. on the East Waco Library.

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4) 126 Hood St.

At the corner of Elm Ave. and Hood St.

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5) 810 Elm Ave.

This one is slightly obscured by a tree. You'll have to get out of the car to get a good look at it.

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6) 718 Elm Ave.

At the corner of Elm Ave. and Turner St.

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7) 418 Elm Ave.

At the corner of Elm Ave. and Dallas St.

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At the corner of Taylor St. and Cherry St.

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9) 711 Linn St.

Visible from E. Waco Dr., between Linn St. and Houston St.

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10) 601 N. 4th St.

Behind St. Francis Catholic Church, accessible from 4th St.

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11)  601 N. 4th St.

Behind St. Francis Catholic Church, accessible from 4th St.

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12) 1000 Columbus Ave.

At the corner of 10th St. and Columbus Ave.

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13) 808 Austin Ave.

On the side of the building occupied by Hey Sugar. You can't miss it.

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14) 508 Austin Ave.

You'll have to go to the rooftop deck at Dichotomy to see the whole thing.

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15) 115 N. 7th St.

Visible from Washington Ave. On the back side of the building at 115 N. 7th St.

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16) 217 S. 4th St.

Visible from Franklin Ave. at 4th St. This might technically be 2 murals in 1, because it started out as just the Wacotown mural, but the countdown mural was added in the months leading up to the first home game at Baylor's McLane Stadium.

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17) 628 N. 15th St.

At the corner of 15th St. and Sanger Ave., facing Sanger. Not too far from Harp Design Co., for all of you Fixer Upper fans.

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18) 1401 N. 34th St.

At the corner of 34th St. and Brook Cir.

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19) 901 N. 26th St.

On the side of Salinas Garage. Visible from the corner of N. 26th St. and Grim Ave.

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20) 2115 Franklin Ave.

On the side of O.G. Customs. Partially visible from Franklin Ave.

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21) 400 S. Main St., McGregor

Visible from Main St. and 4th St. in McGregor. Not too far from the Magnolia Bed and Breakfast for all you Fixer Upper fans.

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Did we miss any?

Of course we did. I know there are other murals in town, but we didn't have time to get to all of them. If you know of one we missed, post a comment below with a picture and the address.

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