1934 Zuber Mural on the Azalea Trail in Houston

I attended the Azalea Trail home tour in ritzy River Oaks this Sunday. I particularly love the older homes. One house dated to 1934, and had been carefully restored. In the dining room was the original mural, a gorgeous thing depicting scenes of Americana from the mid 1800’s. The mural had been refurbished by experts, and glowed as if it were brand new.

These murals by Zuber and the like can cost over a thousand dollars per panel, and there are a good number of panels to go around the room….Meaning, the material itself (not the labor or installation materials) can cost $10,000-$30,000 !!

It was a real treat to see this mural. I’m probably the only tour-goer who spent her time scrutinizing the wall treatments and wallpaper in the homes. 🙂

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