Government Publishing Office Warehouse: Cast Stone Reliefs – Washington DC

Elliot Means, relief of worker by printing press, USGPO - Washington DC

U.S. Government Publishing Office Warehouse (also known as Building No. 4) is graced on the exterior by four bas-relief sculptures commissioned by the New Deal’s Treasury Section of Fine Arts.  The original name of this office complex was the US Government… read more

Federal Trade Commission: Bas-Reliefs – Washington DC

Carl Schmitz, "Foreign Trade" Bas-relief, Federal Trade Commission Building - Washington DC

The exterior of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) building is enhanced by several works of art commissioned by the Treasury Department’s Section of Fine Arts in 1938. Above the entrances are rectangular bas-relief panels that represent foreign trade, agriculture, shipping, and… read more

Rock Creek Park: Pierce Mill Restoration – Washington DC

Pierce Mill, Rock Creek Park - Washington DC

The National Park Service, which took over command of the Capitol Parks system in 1934, restored the old Pierce Mill in Rock Creek Park in 1935-36 with the aid of a grant from the Public Works Administration (PWA) of $26,614… read more

Painted Desert Inn: Construction – Petrified Forest National Park AZ

Painted Desert Inn - Petrified Forest National Monument AZ

The delightful Painted Desert Inn was created by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), working under the National Park Service (NPS), with a grant from the Public Works Administration (PWA).  They completely rebuilt a private inn called the Stone Tree House,… read more