New, large mural to be installed on the Gus's Drug building in Georgetown

The top photo shows design plans for the mural; the bottom photo shows the current site. (Courtesy City of Georgetown)
The top photo shows design plans for the mural; the bottom photo shows the current site. (Courtesy City of Georgetown)

The top photo shows design plans for the mural; the bottom photo shows the current site. (Courtesy City of Georgetown)

Georgetown residents will see more public art with the addition of a “postcard-like” mural on the Gus’s Drug building at 702 E. University Ave.


City Council approved the mural easement agreement at its Jan. 14 meeting. The Gus’s Drug property owners will fund the design, implementation and materials for the mural, which will be located on the west side of the building.

The mural will read ‘Greetings from Georgetown, Texas,’ reminiscent of classic postcards, Library Director Eric Lashley said. Lashley presented the item to the council.


He said the word "Georgetown" on the mural will depict recognizable locations in Georgetown: The G will have an image of Lake Georgetown; E will feature the public library; O will have Blue Hole Park; R will have images from buildings downtown; G will be the Field of Honor; E will be the Shotgun House; T will feature the Palace Theater; O will have images representing Southwestern University; W will have Georgetown ISD’s Hammerlun Center; and N will be the Williamson County Courthouse.

There will also be red poppies with the text “Red Poppy Capital.”


The design of the mural was approved by the city’s arts and culture board, and members believe it will become a welcome addition to the city’s public art scene, Lashley said.
By Sally Grace Holtgrieve
Sally Grace Holtgrieve solidified her passion for news during her time as Editor-in-Chief of Christopher Newport University's student newspaper, The Captain's Log. She started her professional career at The Virginia Gazette and moved to Texas in 2015 to cover government and politics at The Temple Daily Telegram. She started working at Community Impact Newspaper in February 2018 as the Lake Travis-Westlake reporter and moved into the role of Georgetown editor in June 2019, and in addition, editor of Leander-Cedar Park in August 2020.


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