Published: Jan 21, 2014 3:33 PM EST

PUNTA GORDA, Fl. - If you've walked past the historic court house in Punta Gorda you might have noticed the new artwork on the side wall.

It's the Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society's latest undertaking.  The mural is called 'The Life and Times of George Brown.'

It honors the well known businessman who is remembered for his community efforts and commerce practices at the turn of the century.

"He exercised some very unique principles to make his business prosper.  He hired based solely on skill, he had no concern for race and he paid all equally," says Ron Norsell with the Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society.

The mural is expected to be finished by February 20th just in time for a dedication ceremony happening that evening.