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Post Office Mural – Colville WA

Date added: December 7, 2012

The post office contains a 1939 Section of Fine Arts mural by Edmond J. Fitzgerald entitled Hudson’s Bay – The Pathfinders. “Born in Seattle, Fitzgerald studied at the California School of Fine Arts and with Mark Tobey. According to the… read more

"Industries of Lewis County"

Post Office Mural – Centralia WA

Date added: December 6, 2012

The post office contains a 1938 Section of Fine Arts mural by Kenneth Callahan entitled  “Industries of Lewis County.” “Callahan, one of the founders of the Northwest School (a Pacific Northwest art movements) served as a curator at the Seattle… read more

"Beginning of a New World"

Post Office Mural – Camas WA

Date added: December 6, 2012

The post office contains a Section of Fine Arts mural by Douglas Nicholson, Beginning of a New World, 1941, Egg Tempera on Wall. “A California artist, Nicholson traveled to Washington to complete the mural in person. Approximately 5′ x 13′… read more

"Northwest Logging"

Post Office Mural – Bremerton WA

Date added: December 6, 2012

The post office contains a 4′ x 24′ 1938 Section of Fine Arts oil-on-canvas mural by Ernest Norling entitled “Northwest Logging.” The mural was restored in 1994-95. “Norling completed two Washington State Post Office murals during the New Deal period,… read more

"Halibut Fishing"

Post Office Mural – Anacortes WA

Date added: December 6, 2012

Under the Treasury Section of Fine Art, “Seattle artist and museum curator Kenneth Callahan completed  ‘Halibut Fishing’ in 1940. The mural provoked some outcry from the local community, who didn’t entirely agree with Callahan’s depictions of fishing. “Callahan, one of… read more

6th St. Overpass – Centralia WA

Date added: December 3, 2012

“The overpass on 6th Street was a project funded by the state and Works Progress Administration (WPA). The overpass allowed cars and trucks to go over the railroad tracks. Centralia was an important logging and coal-mining town. The bridge improved… read more

Tacoma County Bridges – Tacoma WA

Date added: December 3, 2012

One of many PWA and WPA projects in Washington state: “$314,768 was allocated for the replacement and repairing of 11 bridges in Tacoma/ Pierce County. All of the bridges were either already shut down or were scheduled to be shut… read more

Purdy Bridge

Purdy Bridge – Gig Harbor WA

Date added: December 3, 2012

This bridge is one of many PWA and WPA projects in Washington state: “The Purdy Bridge crosses Henderson Bay near Tacoma. Like the McMillin Bridge, it was an example of Hollow Box construction. The main span of the bridge is… read more

McMillin Bridge

McMillin Bridge – Orting WA

Date added: December 3, 2012

One of many PWA and WPA projects in Washington state: “Crossing the Puyallip River on Route 162 in Pierce County, the McMillin Bridge was an engineering wonder of its time. It is a truss style bridge that used concrete instead… read more