The Hotel Ohio was built in 1912 and was operated by the Albert Pick Hotel chain starting in the 1940’s. Grell painted the lobby mural in 1946 which is still on exhibit today.
The Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority offices are located on the second floor and operates the facility as a residence under the name of Amedia Plaza at 131 W. Boardman Street in downtown Youngstown, Ohio. An article from 1950 describing the mural provides contemporaneous insight. Once again, notice the inclusion of large hands, trees and clouds.
The triptych mural study; watercolor mixed on paper, 1946, 19″ x 26″. Signed “LOUIS GRELL” L/L.
Mural, oil on canvas, very large; signed “LOUIS GRELL CHICAGO” lower middle