"Columbus Café" Mural 1977, Artist: Terry Buckendorf, Restored: 1987, City of Davis Art, 2nd & F Streets, Davis, California

The Mural Behind Cars
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The "Columbus Café" mural covered the entire front of a building at 2nd & F Streets in Davis, California. It might seem like an actual café as you pass and view it from the corner of your eye.


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The Sign
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A small sign identified this mural. It read:

Columbus Café 1977
Terry Buckendorf
Restored 1987
City of Davis
in Public Places Program


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Miller High Life
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The front of the cafe is shown as drawn. A "Miller High Life" sign hung above the words "Columbus Cafe" painted on the window. Behind the window a waitress chatted with a family at a table by the window. Reflected in the window were 1977 cars and another cafe across the street.


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The Signature
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The signature was painted as part of the mural. It read, "© July 15, 1977. T.E. Buckendorf, restored 6-26-87."


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The Family
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The family sat by the window inside the "Columbus Café" mural. They were dressed for one of those rare very warm days in San Francisco.


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Man Smoked
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The "Columbus Café" mural, by artist Terry Buckendorf, showed a man leaned against the wall and loitering. That man was about to light a cigarette there by the open doorway.


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Lovers
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A man and a woman stood just inside the open door of the "Columbus Café" mural. They might have been lovers, or they might just be enjoying a lunchtime getaway.


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A Window
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At the right hand side of the "Columbus Café" mural was an apartment building. Behind a door, with six panes of glass, a person in pajamas peered out.


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Above The Door
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Above the front door of the "Columbus Café" mural was a large exhaust pipe.


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Next Door
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The face of the "Columbus Café" mural by Terry Buckendorf showed both the cafe and and a walk-up apartment next to it. The cafe itself was covered in colorful tiles.


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