Benjamin Franklin Middle School Murals – Norwalk CT

Description

Benjamin Franklin Middle School in Norwalk, Connecticut houses two 15′ x 11′ oil on canvas murals by Harry Townsend, titled “Work, the Soul of Progress” and “Arrival of the First Settlers.” They were painted in 1938 for the building, then Norwalk’s newly completed high school, under the WPA’s Federal Art Project. They are located in the building’s auditorium.

Restoration Info: Property of City of Norwalk, CT, WPA Art Collection

Source notes

http://www.norwalktransit.com/ntd_murals.htm

Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry: http://www.newdealartregistry.org/

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Location Info


Flax Hill Road and Clay St.
Norwalk, CT 06854

Location notes: Auditorium

Coordinates: 41.098488, -73.424702

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