The wall was constructed in the 1960s to hold up the adjacent bank when the highway was widened. By the 1970s it was decorated with an abstract geometric pattern designed by Bobby Schaefer and painted with help from a crew.
In 1990 or 1991 the fading mural was covered with a new scene, painted by members of Vestavia Hills High School's "Teens Against a Littered State" (TALS) club. Their mural depicted a mountain landscape.
- Markham, Madoline (January 29, 2014) "Mural project under discussion for 280" Village Living