The historic post office in Appalachia, Virginia houses an example of New Deal
artwork: a mural entitled "Appalachia". The Treasury Section of Fine Arts
commissioned the work, which was created by Lucile Blanch. The mural was
completed and installed in the post office lobby in 1940. Blanch was one of
the few artists who...
Location: 534 W. Main Street
GPS Coordinates Latitude:36.9034079 Longitude:-82.7848703
John E. Costigan's "Receiving the Mail on the Farm" was installed in the
Stuart, Virginia Post Office in 1942. This mural is the third of three very
similar post office murals completed by Costigan and commissioned by the Section
of Fine Arts of the U.S. Department of the Treasury as part of the New Deal
public works. The other two were installed in...
Location: 101 N. Main St.
GPS Coordinates Latitude:36.6418965 Longitude:-80.271387
Inside the historic downtown Boone Post Office, the mural "Daniel Boone on a
Hunting Trip" by the noted muralists, Alan Tompkins, depicts the town s famous
namesake with locals who gaze with keen anticipation from the frontier to the
wilderness. The mural was commissioned by the Federal Arts Project program in 1940
as a part of the New Deal Art movement. Through this program, art
was chosen for... more
Location: 680 West King St.
GPS Coordinates Latitude:36.218989 Longitude:-81.684475
"Threshing Grain" was painted by Richard H. Jansen in 1938. The mural
measures 14' wide by 4'6" high with a total approximate area of 63 square feet.
Jansen used the medium oil on canvas, and completed
the mural in... more
Location: 326 E. Main St.
GPS Coordinates Latitude:35.4725646 Longitude:-81.2540497