The Muraled Floodwall

Portsmouth has been hit with occasional flooding. A floodwall was built to combat the problem.

In 1992, the city to honor some of the accomplishments of its area residents placed a star on the riverside of the floodwall. It became known as the Portsmouth Wall of Fame. From a star it changed and grew into a 2,000 foot mural.


gogobus portsmouth wall

The mural showcases Portsmouth’s history from the ancient Mound Builders, Adena and Hopewell cultures to wars, history of transportation, disasters, modern sporting events and notable natives.

 

It is now a tourist attraction and something to see