Welcome to Historic Byron – a mural

Monday Mural: Found in Byron, CA

Welcome to Historic Byron mural

Byron, Ca is a small city between better known places like Brentwood and Tracy. It was on drives between these two places that I found this Welcome to Historic Byron mural. These are drive-by shots from the two lane Byron Road that connects it to Tracy, CA.

The Welcome to Historic Byron mural is a picture of train, a building labelled Byron Times and people who seemed to belong to the early 2oth century — clearly a look at the history of the town. These murals made me want to read up on Byron. And what I learnt was that Byron was not always this quite little town it seems to be today. In the 1900’s it welcomed many a famous person to a fairly well-known resort called Byron Hot Springs, which fell victim to several fires and other misfortunes. It seems to have some rail history too.

This mural is said to have been designed by Chantelle Leighton and local artist Bill Weber. And put together by several artists. And the mural seems to have been on those metal walls since 2013.

Welcome to Historic Byron mural

Byron train mural

Do you have more information on this town in Contra Costa county to share with us? Let us know in the comments.

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12 Comments on this post.
  • Jim, Sydney, Australia
    17 July 2017 at 6:10 am

    This is great.

    • dNambiar
      17 July 2017 at 4:19 pm

      Thank you for coming this way, Jim.

  • Debbie Smyth
    17 July 2017 at 6:36 am

    Nice mural – plenty of history being told.
    The place has quite a story behind it, but destroyed by fire and Depression it seems. There was talk about renovating the whole site but even that website has had no update since 2007! http://byronhotsprings.com/newsroom.html

    • dNambiar
      17 July 2017 at 4:22 pm

      It does look like the town has quite a bit of history, does it not?

      The resort — it looks like — met with a lot of misfortune. And it also seems that Byron Hot Springs was so much a part of the history of this town. Thank you for the link, Debbie. So nice of you. 🙂

      Have a great week.

  • Debbie Smyth
    17 July 2017 at 6:41 am

    A beautiful old-time mural.

    • dNambiar
      17 July 2017 at 4:23 pm

      It sure is, Debbie.
      I love how they gave it that ancient look and feel. 🙂

  • sc
    17 July 2017 at 8:31 am

    Like this mural ,extra difficult by the pleated plating as underground.

    • dNambiar
      17 July 2017 at 4:25 pm

      I hear it took several years and many artists to complete this work of art. I’m guessing the unevenness made it a difficult project.
      Thank you for visiting, SC. 🙂

  • tom the backroads traveller
    17 July 2017 at 11:01 am

    …this big boy sure loves trains!

    • dNambiar
      17 July 2017 at 4:25 pm

      Have a great week, Tom.

  • Halcyon
    18 July 2017 at 12:27 pm

    I like “historic” murals like this one. Great find.

    • dNambiar
      20 July 2017 at 3:58 am

      This one made me very curious about the city. Historic murals mean learning. 😉

      Thank you. 🙂

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