David Guinn’s beloved mural “Autumn” at 9th and Bainbridge Sts. has been the subject of considerable debate, concern, and outcry in recent months, as a developer has proposed the construction of a town home on the vacant lot the mural faces. Many neighbors love having the mural as a part of their daily streetscape, while others don’t think that the mural’s presence should interfere with development. This saga has been chronicled by the Inquirer, Plan Philly, Newsworks, and others in recent months.
The developer has gotten approval for the variance and work is underway. In the past week, we’ve seen a hold dug and footers are now visible. We imagine a foundation will be poured in short order, and framing should begin soon after that.
Within weeks, we suspect “Autumn” will be covered for good. Try to find your way over there soon if you’d like one last look.