South Slope
Mural Trail

Location #5 - 100 Years

100 Years

The Mural:

Artist Caren Frost Olmsted created “100 Years” for Swannanoa Cleaners at 165 Coxe Avenue. Taken from an actual photograph from the early 1900s, the mural shows two of Swannanoa Cleaners’ delivery men in route to pick-up and drop-off laundry by horse and buggy. The horse used to model for the mural was Kayro, the personal horse of past owner and great-granddaughter of the business’ founder.

Artist: Caren Frost Olmsted

Caren Frost Olmsted is an award-winning artist and art educator currently located in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Caren’s work is wide and varied including large and small-scale murals, book and poster illustration, theater set and lighting design, and hand-painted musical instruments. With a passion for collaborative mural projects, Caren has created over 76 murals in schools, community centers and hospitals with anywhere from 100 to 800 participants per project. 

For more about Caren Frost Olmsted: 

Instagram: @olmstedmurals

South Slope Mural Trail Locations

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