Punta Gorda Murals – History Comes Alive

Punta Gorda Murals

Punta Gorda Murals: Take a Step Back in Time

During a recent trip to Punta Gorda, Florida we discovered several beautiful murals found all around the historic city center.  Walking around the sleepy streets, using a map provided by the Charlotte Harbor Visitors Bureau, you can explore the stunning Punta Gorda murals and take a step back in time.  The murals literally painted a picture of the life and times of people throughout the history of this small town.

Punta Gorda And Ponce de Leon
The Conquistadors at Dean’s South of The Border

Hurricane Charlie Strikes

The Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society started as a result of an idea of one local, Dr. Robert Andrews, to bring to life the history and culture of the area through historic and educational murals we see today.  The first mural was completed in September 1995 and they kept on coming!  By 2004 there were over 20 completed murals, then disaster hit in the shape of Hurricane Charlie.  During the devastating storm over half of the 20 murals were destroyed.

History Come to Life in Punta Gorda
End of the Line on the Idewu Building


Rebuilding Punta Gorda – Murals and all!

The town of Punta Gorda found itself rebuilding much of the historic city center as a result of all the damage but thankfully, the committee serving the Historical Mural Society had the support to re-build the murals as well. Today there are 28 murals decorating the sides of buildings and walls all over the town and Punta Gorda is now recognized as one of the top Mural Towns in the country.

Early Times in Punta Gorda
One of a series – Saving Dollars Makes Sense on the Bank of America Building


Visiting the Murals

Punta Gorda is located in Charlotte County in Southwest Florida about 100 miles south of Tampa.

Take a look at the Punta Gorda Historical Mural Society interactive map.  Don’t forget to download a QR Code reader as each mural will provide you more detail when you scan it into your smart phone!

QR Code on the Murals of Punta Gorda
QR Scan Code makes it easy to learn more about each mural


A few more of the amazing murals:

Lest We Forget - Kiwanis Veterans Garden
Lest We Forget – Kiwanis Veterans Garden
More from the Saving Dollars Makes Sense series


More from the Saving Dollars Makes Sense series


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