Mural of Great Falls founder, Paris Gibson, added to downtown building

A new mural of Paris Gibson, the founder of Great Falls, has been added to the Baum-Trinastich Building at 114 3rd St. S.

The building was built in 1914 and is the home of Church, Harris, Johnson and Williams, P.C. Law Firm.

The mural was done by Jim DeStaffany and Andrew Fowler of Conrad, and is the third mural the pair has completed in Great Falls.

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The first was Charles Russell on the east side of the 1st Avenue North parking garage and the second was of Alma Jacobs on the southside of the Great Falls Public Library.

The completed the Paris Gibson portrait using 35 cans of spray paint and a large crane, in less than 24 hours, according to a city release.

The mural work was recorded by Adam Monroe using a drone.

The project was funded by the Paris Gibson Month Celebration Committee in cooperation with the People’s Park and Recreation Foundation.

The mural compliments the Owl Cigar sign that has been on the wall for years.

“We are pleased to add this piece of history to our historic building,” said Ron Nelson, a law firm partner.