Originally published in the Peninsula Clarion
A mural not seen for decades has been uncovered on the facade of the Kenai Municipal Airport.
The decades-old mural, which was revealed Tuesday by construction crews working on the airport’s remodel, depicts familiar local icons, such as the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox chapel, fishing nets and a dog musher.
The Peninsula Clarion was unable to reach the airport manager, however, Chris Parker of K &A Design said the mural dates to the 1960s and was covered up by metal siding in the 1980s.
The airport was built in 1966 and has been renovated three times since. An expansion of the airport took place in 1983, and the restaurant and lounge were added in 1988. In 2004, sidewalks, entryways and parking lots were updated.
After construction workers removed siding from the facade of the Kenai Municipal Airport, a mural with iconic Kenai images like fishing nets, the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox chapel and a dog musher, was revealed on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 in Kenai, Alaska.