On Back to School Night Thursday, the blue tarp came off the front of The Barclay School and unveiled a mosaic mural students and residents worked on all summer.
The community pieced the mural together under the guidance of mixed media artist Tamara Payne.
The mural, which was built around the school's entrance, is meant to reflect the people and the history of the neighborhood. It depicts horse drawn trolleys, the minor league Orioles, who once played baseball where the school stands, and the journey to the integration of Baltimore's schools.
The mural, which was paid for in part with a grant from PNC Bank, is part of an effort by the Greater Homewood Community Corporation to help encourage Charles Village residents to send their kids to the neighborhood public schools in part by improving their appearance.