Toledo Glass City River Wall - Toledo, OH
ADM, a Chicago based corporation, operates a grain silo facility on the Maumee River. The mission of ADM is to feed the world. It was decided to paint a mural on the silos as a beautification effort. The theme was decided upon after a stone monument was found along the river commemorating the Native Americans from the Toledo area.
Gabe Gault, the artist for the project, wanted to tell a colorful story of the original farmers of the Toledo region. There are 28 silos standing 135 feet tall. Three of the silos represent the Native American women and children who were the first farmers of the region. The sunflowers represent the wild sunflower or Sun Choke which was one of the Native American crops. The mural is the largest in the United States.
I first saw the mural from Interstate 75. I wanted to get a closer look but there is no place to park and get a photo of the silos.
Located at: 1306 Miami St, Toledo, OH 43605