NewDeal/WPA Art in Hayward, California

Post Office New Deal Artwork

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. Unless indicated, these works of art are located in the US Post Office building.

Located in the lobby of the Hayward branch of the U.S. Post Office is an oil on canvas mural painted by Tom E. Lewis. It is entitled "Rural Landscape" and measures 5' x 10'. Completed in 1938 under the Treasury Section, it is still on display during regular lobby hours.

(photograph copyright 2000 Nancy Lorance)

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