Bear Cub Mural
The Bear Mural, painted by artist Helen Katharine Forbes (1891-1945), on display in the new Monrovia Public Library.
The mural had been stashed away in the basement of the post office since 1958. It was found again in 2004 and underwent restoration over the past 5 years. That big hole in the middle? It was painted that way. According to the information at the library, the mural was painted in place above the teller windows of the post office. The space above the teller windows, unfortunately, had a large air vent. Since the vent couldn't be moved, the artist painted around it leaving the empty space seen above.
There's also a second painting of a mother bear, but that one is still missing. Keep your eyes open, check your garages, it's out there somewhere.