ANNISTON -- For more than 60 years, flecks of reds, blues and oranges have faithfully clung to the walls of Fort McClellan's Remington Hall like a drowning victim clutching to a life raft.
Now, according to state preservationists, new complaints are surfacing that water and mold may be endangering the murals, a charge the building's owner denies.
According to Alabama Historical Commission documents, signatures found on the murals suggest that two artists painted them in 1945, 30-year-old Albin Sagadin and 22-year-old Herbert Bolau.
Both men were part of a group of Italian and German prisoners of war that were captured in North Africa in 1943 and brought to Fort McClellan for internment, the documents said. Want the whole story?
Reports say mold threatens POW murals
June 30, 2009