Photo by flickr user @mjb
“Local Artist Byron Peck would create a replica of his Duke Ellington mural on U Street. The Commission looked at all of the options for preservation. The structure behind the mural was eroding. The best option is a replica and Peck has agreed. The goal is to have an unveiling and installation by Duke Ellington’s birthday in April 2014.”
And after a few more years I had completely given up hope. Thanks to U Street Buzz for sending us word that they heard it was coming back.
I inquired as well and hear that “weather permitting” the mural should return sometime this April!! Fingers crossed and stay tuned.
12th and U Street, NW