City Hall Mural
Agency: WPA Arts Project (WPAAP), Arts Programs
Artists: Edwin Boyd Johnson
Quality of Information: Moderate
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A three-piece fresco was painted byEdwin Boyd Johnson in 1936 for Sioux Falls’s brand-new city hall. The work is still extant and housed in the Commissioners Room.
Edwin Boyd Johnson was my great uncle, and a WPA artist. Years ago, I found an online article about this mural. I called City Hall to confirm its existence, then travelled to Sioux Falls to view the murals. Miller, John E. (2006). The WPA Guide to South Dakota. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 156. ISBN 9780873515528
Project originally submitted by Caroline Sheffield on August 4, 2017.
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