"Save Barrio Logan"

Save Barrio Logan Chicano Park Mural San Diego Photographer Sean Horton
Save Barrio Logan Chicano Park Mural San Diego Photographer Sean Horton

"Save Barrio Logan"

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"The Chicano Park Monumental Murals consist of an assemblage of multiple vibrantly colored paintings on of the concrete pillars and two abutments (flanking Logan Avenue near Interstate 5) that support the San Diego end of the San DiegoCoronado Bay Bridge. Forty-nine of these murals painted on twenty-four of pillars, abutments and ramps and one sculpture were constructed during the height of the Chicano Civil Rights Movement. These murals and their iconography depict images of Mexican pre-Columbian gods, myths and legendary icons, botanical elements, animal imagery, the Mexican colonial experience, revolutionary struggles, cultural and spiritual reaffirmation through the arts, Chicano achievements, identity and bicultural duality as symbolized in the search for the “indigenous self,” Mexican and Chicano cultural heroes and heroines such as La Adelita, Cesar Chavez, Father Miguel Hidalgo, Che Guevara, Pancho Villa, Emiliano Zapata, and scenes based on contemporary Chicano civil rights history. Newer murals continue to decorate the pillars of the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge; however, the bulk of the murals were painted between 1973 and 1989, by the major Chicano artists of California.”

-From Chicano Park’s National Register of Historic Places Registration

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