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Duke Ellington Mural Rededication Program


  The Duke Ellington Mural on the True Reformer building has become an iconic feature of the U Street cityscape. Originally created in 1997, the mural adorned the west-facing side of the True Reformer building for 8 years from 2004 until 2012 when it was removed due to structural issues. It was restored to its full glory on May 3rd of this year. On July 22nd from 6:30-8:30pm, we’ll partner with DC Murals, Spectacle and Story to host an official

Iconic Mural Returns to U Street


Join us on July 22nd for a ceremony to rededicate the Duke Ellington Mural painted by G. Byron Peck. A mainstay of the U Street corridor streetscape, the Duke Ellington mural was removed in 2012 due to structural issues with the True Reformer Building. The mural was returned on May 3rd. The program will include a panel discussion featuring: Jazz Historian Sandra Butler-Truesdale, DC Historian Blair Ruble, and the creator of the Ellington Mural, G. Byron Peck. The panel will be moderated by