Library Mural showing history of Bellaire

Ceramic Mosaic Mural

Designed by: The Mosaic Tile Co. Zanewville, OH

Installed by : C.A. Glascow and Son, Inc. Wheeling, WV

The Mural is located on the 32nd St. entrance of the library.  It is the feeling of the builders that this mural best tells the story of the gift of William D. Mellott and James F. Mellott to the people of Bellaire.

The lower half of the mural portrays the material aspects of their lives which made possible their generosity.  Here you see the old Mellott Homestead which was located on Brewery Hill, the First National Bank which was a principal interest in their lives as well as the general business affairs of Belmont Street, the Interstate Bridge in the erection of which they were actively engaged, and also represented are mining, manufacturing, and farming interests which claimed their attention.

The upper half of the mural portrays the cultural, education, spiritual and social advantages that they have made possible for the people of Bellaire through the use of their material achievements.  Here are to be seen the open book, the lamp of knowledge, the world, the cosmic represented by the sign of the Zodiac, music, science, and mathematics, all of which in a measure are made available to the people of Bellaire, both young and old, through the facilities available in this building.