New Deal/WPA Art in Batesburg, South Carolina

Most of the post office works of art were funded under the Treasury Department's Section commissions. Those works that were created using TRAP funds are so indicated. Although the WPA funded the construction of post office buildings, the artwork was not WPA but was usually produced under the Section or TRAP programs.

Batesburg, SC Post Office
"Peach Orchard"
by Irving A. Block (1941) - mural

Photograph taken by Luther Kneece.

This mural is still installed in the old Post Office building
which now is privately owned but stands vacant.

Thanks to Jimmy Emerson who contributed the photograph.

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