There is a new mural on the inside wall of the Brookland Development at State and Meeting streets in West Columbia.
“Absolutely stunning” is the way West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles described the mural. Brian Tull is the artist who painted the mural.
“The mural encapsulates the history and the spirit of ‘Brookland'” said Miles. Brookland and New Brookland were the names of West Columbia in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
The mural depicts the old Brookland City Hall/Fire Station on Center Street that is now Savage Craft Ale Works. It also has a store front, a mill house and a church steeple in it. An antique truck with woman a standing beside it along with kayaks in the Congaree River with water lilies, the Gervais Street Bridge and a view of the Columbia skyline, with the State House in it, are other depictions in the mural.
“When Brookland was being planned, its renderings included a mural,” Miles said, “I think the finished product is a very good representation of who we are and where we came from. I love it.”