These Before and After Photos Show How 35 Murals Have Changed Cleveland for the Better

Street art has gone from unwanted and criminal to having murals commissioned all throughout the country. Cleveland has really benefitted from the movement, with awesome murals throughout the city. These are some of the best murals around town and what the spaces looked like before the murals went up. Extra thanks to the Cleveland Traveler, an excellent local travel guide site, for providing all mural photos except otherwise noted. All before photos courtesy of Google Maps.

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Untitled by Justin Michael Will 
6805 Detroit Avenue

Untitled by Justin Michael Will


6805 Detroit Avenue
Untitled by Justin Michael Will 
6805 Detroit Avenue

Untitled by Justin Michael Will


6805 Detroit Avenue
Atlas Against the Wall / Don’t Kill Your Lily
By LNY
15326 Waterloo Road

Atlas Against the Wall / Don’t Kill Your Lily By LNY


15326 Waterloo Road
Atlas Against the Wall / Don’t Kill Your Lily
By LNY
15326 Waterloo Road

Atlas Against the Wall / Don’t Kill Your Lily By LNY


15326 Waterloo Road
Maya Angelou by mr.soul 
11701 Buckeye Road

Maya Angelou by mr.soul


11701 Buckeye Road
Maya Angelou by mr.soul 
11701 Buckeye Road

Maya Angelou by mr.soul


11701 Buckeye Road
Road to Freedom by Stina Aleah, Davon Brantley and Christ Childs 
90 Willis Street, Bedford

Road to Freedom by Stina Aleah, Davon Brantley and Christ Childs


90 Willis Street, Bedford
Road to Freedom by Stina Aleah, Davon Brantley and Christ Childs 
90 Willis Street, Bedford

Road to Freedom by Stina Aleah, Davon Brantley and Christ Childs


90 Willis Street, Bedford
Lady Noel Designs Mural 
East 36th Street and Euclid Avenue

Lady Noel Designs Mural


East 36th Street and Euclid Avenue
Lady Noel Designs Mural 
East 36th Street and Euclid Avenue

Lady Noel Designs Mural


East 36th Street and Euclid Avenue