Australian street artist Guido van Helten has converted an old brick grain silo into a piece of art depicting The Nations neighborhood. As he researched the project, he visited St. Luke’s Community House and found his inspiration for the mural within their walls. Lee Estes, a 91 year-old native Nashvillian has lived his entire life in The Nations. A lifelong friend and client of St. Luke’s, Mr. Estes has spent much of his life volunteering at the agency, helping to enrich the lives of children and families.
In the 160-foot tall mural, Mr. Estes represents the old Nashville paving the way for the new. Two children who attend preschool at St. Luke’s Community House represent future generations. The mural is at the corner of 51st Avenue and Centennial Boulevard and pays tribute to the rich history of the neighborhood and its hope for a bright future.
St. Luke’s Community House has been providing vital services to neighborhood residents for 104 years. Their mission is “to help low-income families, seniors and individuals in West Nashville achieve their potential and prevent problems that threaten the stability of families and community“. The West End Home Foundation proudly provides grant support to St. Luke’s senior programs.