Hidden treasure uncovered at Gonzaga University

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gonzagatreasureSPOKANE — Crews just unearthed a hidden treasure during a massive construction project at Gonzaga University, according to the Spokesman Review.

While demolishing the COG student center, crews discovered a 28-foot-by-10-foot mosaic.

The artwork was designed by Richard Ingalls, the university art director in the 1960s.

30,000 pieces of colorful glass depict a scene from Gonzaga’s early years.

The project took Ingalls and a group of volunteers more than 500 hours to create.

The mural covered a wall in the basement of the COG building and was hidden in the 1990s when a Taco Bell opened in the space.

It is being stored until university officials can find a more visible home for it.

To read more about the mural and its history, click here.

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