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Spruce Street WPA Stamp

Spruce St. – Lewisville AR

Date added: January 24, 2013

Spruce Street is identified as a WPA project, paved April 1938, by an etching in the pavement at the corner of Spruce and Second Street. The mayor’s name during the project appears to be J. M. Talkett. Arkansas employed more… read more

"Cotton Pickers"

Post Office Mural – Wynne AR

Date added: October 8, 2012

Section of Fine Arts mural entitled “Cotton Pickers” painted by Ethel Magafan in 1940 for the Wynne, Arkansas post office. “Ethel Magafan was commissioned for $560 to create a mural for Wynne, Arkansas as a result of an Honorable Mention… read more

Wynne Arkansas Post Office

Post Office – Wynne AR

Date added: October 8, 2012

Built in 1936 with Treasury Department funding. “On September 28, 1935, the Wynne Daily Star Progress reported that a lot on Merriman Avenue was picked as the site of a new post office for Wynne. Post Office Inspector Floyd Elliot… read more

Post Office (former) – Siloam Springs AR

Date added: October 8, 2012

The historic post office building in Siloam Springs, Arkansas was constructed in 1937 with federal funding. The building is now privately owned.

ASU Museum Mural – Jonesboro AR

Date added: October 8, 2012

H. Louis Freund painted this 13′ x 4’8″ oil on canvas mural “Early Days and First Post Office in Pocahontas” in 1939 for the Treasury Section of Fine Arts for the post office in Pocahontas. After years of damage, it… read more

Nashville Arkansas Post Office

Post Office – Nashville AR

Date added: October 8, 2012

The post office in Nashville was built in 1937 with funds provided by the Treasury Department.

Post Office (former) – Morrilton AR

Date added: October 8, 2012

This former post office building was constructed in 1936 with Treasury Department funds at a federal cost of $52,000. (Construction is sometimes mis-attributed to the WPA.) According the the Arkansas Historic Preservation program, it was one of seven similar buildings… read more

Post Office (former) Reliefs – Monticello AR

Date added: October 8, 2012

The Monticello Economic Development Commission building—formerly the post office—features (New Deal) Section of Fine Arts-funded terra-cotta reliefs entitled “Tomato Culture.” They were created by Berta Margoulies in 1941. “Berta Margoulies was commissioned for $750 to create a mural for Monticello,… read more

"Lake Country Wild Life"

Post Office Mural – Lake Village AR

Date added: October 8, 2012

Treasury Section of Fine Arts mural entitled “Lake Country Wild Life” painted in 1941 by Avery Johnson. ” On August 21, 1939, Edward B. Rowan, assistant chief for the U.S. Treasury Department’s Section on Fine Arts, wrote Artist Avery Johnson… read more

Lake Village Arkansas Post Office

Post Office – Lake Village AR

Date added: October 8, 2012

“In August, 1937, Congress passed an appropriation bill providing a $23 million lump sum for construction of public buildings. Included in the allocation was $75,000 for a new post office for Lake Village, the seat of the Chicot County, Arkansas’… read more

Municipal Building Mural – Heber Springs AR

Date added: October 6, 2012

The oil-on-canvas mural “From Timber to Agriculture” was painted for the historic Heber Springs post office, now municipal building. “Louis Freund was commissioned for $660 to create a mural for Heber Springs, Arkansas. He visited the town and decided to… read more

Post Office Mural – DeWitt AR

Date added: October 6, 2012

Three panel Treasury Section mural entitled “Portrait of Contemporary DeWitt” painted by William Traher in 1941. “William Traher was commissioned $750 to create a mural for DeWitt, Arkansas on the basis of competent designs submitted in the 1939, 48-States Mural… read more

Post Office – DeWitt AR

Date added: October 6, 2012

Built in 1939 with federal funding. “In late 1937, the U.S. Congress approved a $70 million emergency construction fund appropriation to finance the building of post offices around the country. Among the projects was a $75,000 appropriation to build a… read more

Post Office – De Queen AR

Date added: October 6, 2012

The De Queen Post Office was constructed in 1940 with Treasury Department funds. The Waymarking site for the post office explains that: “The DeQueen Post Office …has a similar look to many of the Treasury Department post office buildings. This is… read more

Post Office – Dardanelle AR

Date added: October 6, 2012

The historic post office in Dardanelle, Arkansas was constructed in 1937 with federal Treasury Department funds. The building, which houses an example of New Deal artwork, is still in use today.