The North State Milling Company, at the corner of Elm and Lee Streets, has the iconic "DAILY BREAD FLOUR" lettering that we have all come to associate with this corner of town. In the above photo, you can see the new addition to the façade. This is the first change we've noticed since featuring it on GDP in 2009. (See the pre-mural façade, here). The brick building with metal silos was constructed in 1912 and remains an excellent example of early 20th-century industrial architecture.
According to Preservation Greensboro, we have learned that the mural was painted in 2015 by an artist named "Chase." It faces the downtown section of the Greenway, adding visual interest for those who walk or bike by. According to this News & Record article from 2014, clothing retailer Gerbing will move its headquarters into this building, bringing their Duck Head brand along with them.
We're sharing this post through the meme, Mural Monday, which will bring people from all over the world to Greensboro for a virtual peek at this work of art. Unbeknown to them, this Greensboro mural will be peeking back!