The gable wall at the end of Columbia Street (on Ohio Street) has been rebuilt and the old WDA/Duke Elliott mural has been replaced. Above is the right side of the piece, which describes the transition from the Woodvale Defence Association to the Ulster Defence Association to the Ulster Freedom Fighters, and grounds all three in the Ulster Defence union of 1893.
In the second image, below, Ewart’s mill, on the Ardoyne side of the Crumlin Rd, can be seen in the background. From the WP page on the Crumlin Rd … “The mill was built for William Ewart, a cotton trader and politician who switched his interests to the production of linen, which at the time became the leading industry in the city. During the Second World War the mill was converted from the production of linen to the manufacture of munitions.” There is a statue diagonally across the street (at the corner of Cambrai and Crumlin Roads) of a millworker.
Three murals in the series “From pioneers to presidents” were painted in London-/Derry, to Theodore Roosevelt, George Washington, and James Buchanan. A version of the latter was also painted on Ainsworth Street/Woodvale Road in Belfast in the same year (1999).
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text: X00054 X00086 from pioneers to presidents, my ulster blood is my most priceless heritage, james buchanan 15th US president 1857-1861