Bowery Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant: Cast Reliefs – Queens NY

Description

In 1939 the Works Progress Administration (WPA) commissioned a set of four cast reliefs for inclusion on the facade of the then-new Bowery Bay Pumping Station in Queens, New York. The works, which depict men at work engaging in sewage management jobs, were created by Cesare Stea and still grace the front of the building along Berrian Blvd.

Source notes

Bruce I. Bustard, A New Deal for the Arts (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1997), 57.

"The Social and the Real: Political Art of the 1930s in the Western Hemisphere," Penn State Press, 2006 (pg. 121).

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on May 3, 2022.

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Location Info


4301 Berrian Blvd.
Long Island City, NY 11105

Coordinates: 40.77860, -73.89432

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