Post Office Sculpture – Haddon Heights NJ

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Description

With Treasury Relief Arts Program funding, Isamu Noguchi produced this cast stone relief entitled “The Letter” for display at the Haddon Heights post office in 1939. Noguchi is best known for his bas-relief “News” on the exterior of 40 Rockefeller Center in New York City.

Ironically, then-postmaster of Haddon Heights, Henry McKay, objected to the installation, but it has remained to delight generations of local residents.  

 

 

 

Source notes

Kevin Riordan, At the Haddon Heights Post Office, the work of a renowned sculptor has been hiding in plain sight | Kevin Riordan" Philadelphia News, October 17, 2018.

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

Project originally submitted by New Deal Art Registry on July 19, 2013.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.

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Location Info


701 Station Ave
Haddon Heights, NJ 8035.0

Location notes: Lobby

Coordinates: 39.881552, -75.060374

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