Washington, DC: Obama and Cosby Mural (Gone)

Chili restaurant decorated with exterior murals included portraits of famous diners President Obama and Bill Cosby.

Ben's Chili Bowl

Ben's Chili Bowl, U St. NW between 12th and 13th St NW.
May 2017: Reported painted over.

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Obama and Cosby Mural

This is no longer here; it has been painted over.

[Heather, 05/09/2017]

President Obama and Bill Cosby.

Obama and Cosby Mural

Ben's Chili Bowl has had numerous famous diners over the years, most notably President-elect Barack Obama and comedian Bill Cosby. Both are commemorated with their likenesses painted on Ben's outside wall, but Cosby's now tarnished legacy has ignited a debate on whether Obama's mural neighbor should be removed.

[Kurt Deion, 08/08/2015]
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