‘Buried' Treasure Found in Attic

For six decades, history buffs wondered what ever became of three large murals that once graced a world-famous site in North County, according to a published report.

Last week, one-third of the mystery was solved, according to the North County Times. In January, property manager Lisa Snyder found the mural in an old piece of tubing covered with insulation in the attic of what is now the Ocean House restaurant.

Twin Inns owner Eddie Kentner commissioned Pala artist James Morton Patterson to paint three 6-foot-by-22-foot oils on canvas for his burgeoning fried chicken and fritters restaurant in the Victorian-style building at Carlsbad Boulevard and Carlsbad Village Drive.

The painting needs some restoration, and expert said. No value has been place on it yet, but it's historical value is immeasurable.

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