The Complete History of Crime Mural (2014.49.1-7)

Dr. Harry E. Wood PhD.1951

Peoria Historical Society

Peoria Historical Society
Peoria, United States

Complete History of Crime Mural

Great Central Insurance Murals, by Harry Wood, Fine Arts Dean at Bradley University from 1944 to 1950. During the remodeling of the former Great Central Insurance Co. building on Sheridan Road in Peoria, by the First Federated Church, a massive and "bizarre" mural was uncovered. The 40-foot, seven-panel piece was painted by Dr. Harry Wood, dean of Bradley's College of Fine Arts from 1944–1950, and intended to promote the insurer's available crime coverage.


  • Title: The Complete History of Crime Mural (2014.49.1-7)
  • Creator: Dr. Harry E. Wood PhD.
  • Date Created: 1951
  • Rights: This resource is provided for educational purposes only. Media is owned by the Peoria Historical Society or other persons/entities; images may not be downloaded, reproduced, or distributed in any format without written permission. Any attempt to download, copy in any manner, and/or circumvent the access controls placed on these files is a violation of United States and international copyright laws and is subject to criminal prosecution. For more information, contact the Peoria Historical Society: (309) 674-1921, or, rkillion@peoriahistoricalsociety.org

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