Lovejoy Ramp Columns The Conservation of Outdoor Contemporary Murals

The Lovejoy Ramp columns during demolition of the ramp in Portland, Oregon. In 1952 artist Tom Stefopoulos completed a series of murals at the base of the ramp's columns, seen here protected by sheathing when the overpass was demolished; the mural columns were subsequently removed and preserved. Photo: Courtesy J. Claire Dean.