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New home for historic mural

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

A historic mural has a new home after an amazing feat of engineering in Burlington.

The Lost Shul Mural was moved from a former synagogue in the city's Old North End to the Ohavi Zedek Synagogue on Prospect Street. The roof of the Hyde Street building was first removed before a crane lifted the 4-ton mural onto a flatbed truck.

The Lost Shul Mural is a piece of folk artwork that was painted in 1910. The painting was not unique at the time and it was left to deteriorate when the property was converted into an apartment building.

But now, the mural stands as a rare piece of history.

"This mural is an incredibly important, vibrant symbol of the immigrant experience and freedom over oppression. It represents freedom over oppression, and is a symbol of hope over despair," said Aaron Goldberg of the Lost Shul Mural Project.

The mural will be installed in two weeks, but will not be unveiled until later this summer.

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