Monrovia plans Bob Bartlett memorial mosaic

Monrovia plans Bob Bartlett memorial mosaic
The City Council will consider a proposal to place a mosaic at Station Square honoring former Mayor Bob Bartlett.

The City Council will consider a proposal to place a mosaic at Station Square honoring former Mayor Bob Bartlett.

Plans to install a memorial honoring former Mayor Bob Bartlett continue to move forward and a design will be considered by the City Council in October.

The design, a mosaic comprised of several panels, was part of a proposal submitted by Carole Choucair Quejian, a noted muralist.

“After careful review and consideration, the Committee ultimately decided a variation of the proposal submitted by Carole Choucair Quejian would be the best option for consideration,” City Manager Oliver Chi said in his weekly newsletter.

Bartlett is credited for the revitalization of Monrovia, transforming Old Town from blight into a thriving and modern local destination. He died on Oct. 11, 2015.

While in office Bartlett’s efforts to transform his community earned Monrovia recognition as an “All America City” and several other accolades. Bartlett is also credited for championing the Foothill Gold Line, which has a key facility located in the city just south of the 210 Freeway.

The mosaic mural, built around a portrait of Bartlett, will hang at Station Square on South Myrtle Avenue.

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