A Dance to the Music of Time
O:L on wall, Patty O’s at The Inn at Little Washington
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William Woodward’s mural for Patty O’s Cafe & Bakery was featured in the WSJ Magazine:
Washington’s Little Inn That Could
Howie Kahn for Wall Street Journal Magazine (May 30, 2021)
The boxy exterior of the cafe’s building has been updated with crown molding and striped sage-colored awnings. The wild, climbing foliage has been cut down. The once brown facade is now white. O’Connell says he has “softened the old gas station.” Inside, a stone fireplace anchors the dining room.
O’Connell commissioned muralist William Woodward to paint a dream-like scene depicting a joyous barn dance above the bar. “Hopefully after a few drinks, you’ll hear banjo music and feel like you can just enter the mural,” O’Connell says.
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