Robin Paul Memorial Mural
Allan B. Hall, 1959
In 1958, Robin Paul, a ten year old from Yorba Linda died in a car accident. At the time Yorba Linda was building a new library and Robin’s paretns asked that donations be given in Robin’s name to the library fund. The library board used the money to commission a work in honor of Robin. Allan B. Hall, a Yorba Linda resident, agreed to paint the 20′ x 12′ mural in 1959. The Robin Paul Memorial Mural depicts the 200 year history in the Yorba Linda region.
The mural is a series of vignettes of area history including one with portrayals of Jose Antonio Yorba and the Portola expedition. Citrus, grape, and oil industries are represented and also included Richard Nixon, as is suggested by the silhouette of the US Capitol building. Nixon was Vice-President at the time of the mural being made.
Now the mural resides in the Old Yorba Linda Packing House on Yorba Linda Boulevard. It was saved from possible oblivion by the Yorba Linda-based Save the Hall Mural Coalition.
Date created: 1959
Dimensions: 20' x 12'
18200 Yorba Linda Boulevard, Yorba Linda, CA, 92886