Man Uncovers Hand-Painted Flint Beer Mural on Building in Grand Blanc [VIDEO]
The owner of Brasher's Upholstery near the point in Grand Blanc found, what is at least a 70-year-old surprise after tearing the chicken wire and plaster away from the outer wall of the building.
The owner, Richard Jobaggy, was getting ready to repaint that side of the building before uncovering the little piece of Flint history. The hand painted mural was for the long-forgotten White Seal Brewing Company. Jobaggy is unsure how long the painting was covered, but believes it to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 70 years. Now Jobaggy has commissioned Fenton artist Greg Buggala to restore the mural, and hopes to do so in time for Back to the Bricks.
White Seal Brewing Company was one of a handful of breweries that operated in the Flint area in the mid-1900s. White Seal brewed beer just a few miles north of Flint from 1939 until 1947.