New Deal/WPA Art in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
This Post Office mural was funded by the Section of Fine Arts under the Treasury Department and not the WPA.
Bridgeville, PA Post
Images courtesy of the USPS
The mural was destroyed in the 1965 remodeling of the building. Pictures were taken before the destruction, but are by now probably lost for eternity. Of some interest, however, is the fact that apparently there were efforts to preserve the mural by altering the construction plans. Although the contractor was ordered to stop work on that section of the lobby until a solution was found, in the end the wall featuring the mural was demolished. - information courtesy of Erin Clay, Fine Arts Program, GSA
There is an article in the Nov/Dec 2005 Issue
Photograph and information contributed by Dana H. Spriggs
Democratic Vistas: Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal
by Marlene Park & Gerald E. Markowitz
© 2006 Nancy Lorance
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