An advertisement of sorts, occupies the north-facing side of the old red barn sitting along Darrow Road just south of the town square. “Chew Mail Pouch Tobacco; Treat Yourself to the Best.” The three-story barn next to the Twinsburg Historical Society has stood on that lot since 1870, when it was built for Dr. Seth Freeman, as a home for the horses and wagon he used when making house calls.
The sign, a nostalgic reminder of a bygone-era, was painted in the fall of 1987 by Harley Warrick. Though he was never a household name, Mr. Warrick’s artistry and advertisements have been seen by countless drivers,passengers, and hitchhikers along America’s highways and byways. Twinsburg’s very own mural took the better part of twelve hours to complete. The craft he honed and the career he was devoted to spanned more than fifty years and more than 20,000 barns. His initials, a humble “H.W.”, are painted at the lower-left corner of the mural.