‘An Ode to Parramore’ mural to be unveiled Saturday during community celebration

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando city leaders will unveil a mural on Saturday to celebrate the history of Parramore.

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The mural, called “An Ode to Parramore: Three Walls. Three Artists. One Community,” will be debuted in a celebration of Parramore being established as an Orlando Main Street.

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The mural and celebration will also mark the culmination of the HOPE campaign, an initiative to help beautify and revitalize business corridors across the country to help attract more shoppers and visitors.

The event will kick off at 12 p.m. at Parramore Heritage Park at the National Register Historic District Sign at 732 W Church Street.

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On Monday, the City of Orlando City Council voted to establish Parramore as an Orlando Main Street, creating another arm that will specifically serve the Parramore community and Black-owned businesses and neighborhoods.

Since October 2021, City District Main Street has mentored the Parramore neighborhood to help it transition as an independent district.

The effort is designed to help businesses attract shoppers and visitors during the holiday season and beyond.

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The Parramore district is located in the heart of downtown Orlando and encompasses most of the remaining historic resources that are registered under the National Register of Historic Places.

Parramore is listed as the oldest and largest African American neighborhood in Orlando.

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