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Post Office Mural – Emmetsburg IA

Date added: August 24, 2012

Painted in 1940 by artist Lee Allen, the mural on the U.S. Post Office in Emmetsburg, Iowa is called “Conservation of Wild Life,” and was funded by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts.

"Shucking Corn"

Post Office Mural – De Witt IA

Date added: August 23, 2012

“New Deal mural entitled “Shucking Corn” painted by DeWitt native John Bloom, in 1938. The old post office building now houses City Hall.” (flickr)

"Iowa Farming"

Post Office Mural – Cresco IA

Date added: August 23, 2012

Mural entitled “Iowa Farming” painted in 1937 by Richard Haines. “Richard Haines was born here in 1906. His parents, Fred and Hattie, were pioneer farmers at the turn of the century and Richard began sketching scenes of cows and the… read more

Post Office Mural – Columbus Junction IA

Date added: August 23, 2012

“Titled ‘Lover’s Leap,’ the mural was painted in 1942 by Graziani. It portrays an early gathering that was held to raise funds for the city’s swinging bridge. Graziani was influenced by American artists Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood and John… read more

"Farm Scene"

Post Office Mural – Clarion IA

Date added: August 23, 2012

New Deal mural entitled “Farm Scene” was painted by Paul Faulkner in 1943 with funds provided by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts.

"Autumn in Iowa"

Post Office Mural – Bloomfield IA

Date added: August 23, 2012

John Sharp painted this oil on canvas mural, entitled “Autumn in Iowa,” in 1940 for the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. It is viewable in the Bloomfield post office library.

"Audubon's Trip down the Ohio and Mississippi--1820"

Post Office Mural – Audubon IA

Date added: August 23, 2012

New Deal mural entitled “Audubon’s Trip down the Ohio and Mississippi–1820” painted by Virginia Snedeker in 1942.

"Early Mississippi Steamboat"

Post Office Murals – Dubuque IA

Date added: July 21, 2012

“The interior features several important murals in the lobby vestibule. The murals were funded with $2,000 of the original money allotted for construction of the building. Although a competition to select an artist was held, officials intended to select Grant… read more

Cass County Courthouse

Cass County Courthouse – Atlantic IA

Date added: December 7, 2011

"The building is three stories and a basement in height and houses all the county official on the first floor. The second and third floors are occupied by the courtroom, offices for the court officers, and the jail. The structure… read more

Des Moines, Iowa Fire Department

Des Moines Fire Department – Des Moines IA

Date added: December 7, 2011

"This is a modern fire station which includes not only all the necessary facilities for the fighting but also provisions for training, recreation, housing of personnel, and maintenance of all equipment. The building is located in the business district of… read more

Ledges State Park CCC Bridge

Ledges State Park – Worth Township IA

Date added: December 7, 2011

"Park facilities constructed of native timber and field stone by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930's are still standing today. These examples of fine craftsmanship include an arch stone bridge, shelter in Oak Woods, stone trail steps and… read more

Backbone State Park – Richland Township IA

Date added: December 7, 2011

"The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was established in April 1933 as a part of the New Deal Program of President Roosevelt as an effort to provide work for unemployed Americans during the Great Depression. Many of Backbone's buildings were constructed… read more