If you’re looking for a town with a rich history and eye-catching murals, look no further than Glen Allen, VA. This small town is located just outside Richmond and is home to several murals. Each mural pays tribute to the town’s history. If you’re in the area, stop by and check out these amazing works of art. Learn more here.
On the side of a building in Glen Allen, Virginia, there is a beautiful mural depicting a train. Local artist Julie Bevans painted the McKinney Train Mural. The mural is based on a historic photo of the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad locomotive number 100. The locomotive was built in 1837 and was used to transport goods and passengers between Richmond and Fredericksburg. In the early 1900s, the locomotive was retired and ended up at an amusement park in Maryland. After the amusement park closed, the locomotive was displayed at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. In 2013, the locomotive was brought back to Richmond and is now on display at the Virginia Museum of Transportation. Learn more about Glen Allen’s Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden: A Paradise for Plant Lovers.