South McLean Blvd & Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38104


The McLean mural is located two block south of the Central and South Mclean intersection under the railroad underpass, Between York and Evelyn Avenues.

The Cooper-Young Mural Project was developed to beautify, clean up and turn the South Mclean underpass and the Barksdale underpass into a doorway between two historical and established neighborhoods. This project is a joint effort created by the Cooper-Young Community Association and the surrounding neighborhoods and local Artist Carl E. Moore and Michelle Reeves.

About the Cooper-Young Mural Project

The project was also developed to stop the recurring vandalism, graffiti, tagging and structural damage that take place on a regular basis costing money and valuable time to cleanup. Over the years members of the Cooper Young Associations have at their own expense maintained the walls and columns by sweeping up debris and covering up unacceptable images, text and removing trash and debris. This is an attempted to maintain not only the value of the community but also the value of its residents.



Carl E. Moore

Jamie Steward

Lurlynn Franklin

Chere L Doiron

Community Volunteers:


June Hurt

Kristan A. Huntley

Mark Morrison

Eric Harris

John & Tyrina Browning

Colby Spencer

Beverly Cooper

Edward Greene

Court Ogilvie

Asuka, Vincent and Evan Yow

Demetrius Boyland

Damien KovariK

Miles Kovarik

Linley Schmidt

Johnathan McCarver

Rena G. Sawyer

Jeff Sawyer

Wes Williamson

Caroline Thorman

Kelsey Norton

Miranda Keough

Sam Raynor


Project Managers:


Andy Ashby

Kristan A. Huntley

Brad Gilmer




Cooper-Young Community Association

2298 Young Avenue

Memphis, TN 38104