Completed Projects

Hillsdale Train Mural 2015

Theme: Historic Railroad Era
Artist: Wes Hardin

The Ladies Beautification League is happy to announce the completion of our third Hillsdale Community Mural Project. The mural project focuses on the railroad era of Hillsdale spanning from 1854 to 1956. At its peak, over 20 passenger trains passed through town each day. The mural captures the significant excitement, activity, and history that the railroad brought to our community during this time. The mural is located on the western facing wall of 32 East Bacon. This mural was painted by Wes Hardin celebrates Hilldale's historic railroad era. Thank you to all of our generous donors and supporters who made this mural possible.


"Train Mural" Donors

The Ladies Beautification League would like to thank the following organizations, businesses and individuals who made this mural possible.

The Artist

Wes Hardin of Dothan, Alabama has accepted the commissioning to paint this mural.  Mr. Hardin is an accomplished illustrator and muralist with almost 30 years of professional experience, and we are excited to share his talents with the Hillsdale community.

Hillsdale Facade Grant

Downtown Hillsdale Tax Increment Finance Authority


Hillsdale County National Bank

Portrait Patrons

O'Meara-Sumnar Agency, Inc
Kiwanis Club of Hillsdale
Garden Club of Hillsdale
Rotary Club of Hillsdale
Dr. Arlan and Gudi Gilbert
Barry and Karen Hill
Becki Jaeger
David Runnells

Artist Patron

Rick and Connie Sexton
Andrew Mack & Sons Brush Co.

Steam Engine

Gerald and Barbara Babcock
Nash Drug, Inc.


Moore Insurance Services
Gossage Eye Institute
Hillsdale Health and Wellness
Dr. Pat Bart


Braman Roofing Company
Coffee Cup Diner
Leutheuser Buick GMC Thomas and Barbara Auseon
Paul and Martha Spicuzza
Linda Bryant-Solomon John and Amy Miller
Kevin and Barb Walton
Andrew Mack & Sons Brush Co.
Drew's Realty
Dr. Colin Mayers DDS

A special thanks...

Thank you to the Hillsdale County Community Foundation and attorney Sara Lisznyai for their guidance and support.


Play Ball completed wall mural in Hillsdale, MI

Play Ball completed wall mural in Hillsdale, MI

Play Ball completed wall mural in Hillsdale, MI

Play Ball completed wall mural in Hillsdale, MI