Emerson Building Library Frieze – Cheyenne WY

Description

“The CWA also supported the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP), a six-month project that was a precursor to later New Deal arts projects. PWAP resulted in only a few works in Wyoming, one of which was the creation of a mural and decorative frieze adorning the library in McCormick Junior High School in Cheyenne. … Local sign painter Frank Stuart Lewis painted a decorative frieze in the library, comprised of famous personages in Wyoming history.”

The former McCormick Junior High School facility in downtown Cheyenne is now known as the Emerson Building.

Source notes

"Places of Learning: Historical Context of Schools in Wyoming," prepared for the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office Planning and Historic Context Development Program, Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources.
http://wyoshpo.state.wy.us/pdf/WyomingSchoolsContext.pdf (pg. 120, .pdf pg. 122)

"Annals of Wyoming," by Wyoming State Historical Society. Volume 45, Spring 1973, No. 1 (pg. 55).
http://archive.org/stream/annalsofwyom45121973wyom#page/54/mode/2up
http://archive.org/details/annalsofwyom45121973wyom

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on June 8, 2017.

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Location Info


2001 Capitol Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82001

Coordinates: 41.136878, -104.817437

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