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"Fording of the West River to Settle West Haven"

Post Office Mural – West Haven CT

Date added: October 14, 2012

The historic post office building in West Haven, Connecticut houses an example of New Deal artwork: a Treasury Section of Fine Arts-commissioned mural, entitled “Fording of the West River to Settle West Haven.” The work was painted in 1938 by… read more

Post Office – West Haven CT

Date added: October 14, 2012

The historic post office building in West Haven, Connecticut was constructed with federal Treasury Department funds in 1936. The building, which houses an example of New Deal artwork, is still in active use.

"Gathering Seaweed from the Sound"

Post Office Mural – Madison CT

Date added: October 14, 2012

Section of Fine Arts mural entitled “Gathering Seaweed from the Sound” painted in 1940 by William Abbott Cheever.

"Ethan Allen in Forge Making Cannon Balls"

Post Office Mural – Lakeville CT

Date added: October 11, 2012

The historic Lakeville, Connecticut post office houses an example of New Deal artwork: a Section of Fine Arts-commissioned mural entitled “Ethan Allen in Forge Making Cannon Balls,” which was painted in 1942 by George R. Cox. New Deal art website… read more

Post Office (former) Mural – Greenwich CT

Date added: October 11, 2012

This Section of Fine Arts mural, entitled “Old Days in Greenwich,” was painted by Victoria Hutson Huntley in 1939. Created for the historic main post office for Greenwich, the mural has since been relocated: “The Board of Ed and the… read more

Bridgeport Post Office Arthur Covey Mural

Main Post Office Murals – Bridgeport CT

Date added: January 9, 2012

This 1934 post office contains two sets of 3-panel murals, one by Arthur Covey and the other by Robert Lambdin. All were painted in 1936. The Covey murals are entitled “Bridgeport Manufacturing.” The Lambdin murals entitled “Stagecoach and Modern Transportation”… read more

Seymour Town Hall

Town Hall – Seymour CT

Date added: December 4, 2011

"The new town hall is in the commercial center and opposite the post office. It provides quarters for the town clerk, the tax collector, the selectmen, the nurses, and a record vault on the first floor, and quarters for the… read more

Ansonia Fire Department Building

Webster Hose Fire House – Ansonia CT

Date added: December 4, 2011

"The Webster Hose, Hook and Ladder Company No. 3 is a unit of the fire department of Ansonia. Its new building is located in a residential area of the city. The first floor houses the apparatus and the second floor… read more

Noah Webster Memorial Library

Noah Webster Memorial Library – West Hartford CT

Date added: December 4, 2011

The historic Noah Webster Memorial Library in West Hartford, Connecticut was constructed during the Great Depression with federal Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) funds. The building, which has since been expanded, is still in service. “This building is next to a… read more

Norwalk City Hall (Then High School)

Norwalk City Hall – Norwalk CT

Date added: December 4, 2011

“This structure replaces an old high-school building which had become inadequate to care for the student body of 1,200. The building contains 32 classrooms, an auditorium, boys’ and girls’ gymnasiums, administrative offices, a library, domestic science rooms, shops, a study… read more

Torrington Post Office Mural

Post Office Mural – Torrington CT

Date added: December 4, 2011

This four-panel mural, created for the historic former post office building in Torrington, Connecticut, “depicts episodes in the life of John Brown, who was born in Torrington.” The total cost of the project was $350. The model for the mother… read more

Post Office Mural – East Hartford CT

Date added: December 3, 2011

This tempera mural “The Stop of Hooker’s Band in East Hartford before Crossing the River” was one of 48-State Competition Post Office Murals. It has been damaged, but half of the mural remains. “This five by thirteen foot mural, painted… read more

Stratford Town Hall

Stratford Town Hall – Stratford CT

Date added: December 3, 2011

"The building is of fireproof construction up to the roof. With the exception of the portico, the exterior walls are of red face brick. The floor slabs are concrete of bar-joist construction, and the roof is wood covered with slate…. read more