Post Office Bas Relief – Irwin PA

Description

Chaim Gross completed this carved wood bas relief, entitled “Puddlers,” in 1942 with funds provided by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. It was installed in the Irwin post office lobby. It was moved to the new post office in 1965. The bas relief was removed from its unsecured space in the post office lobby after it was professionally evaluated at over $250,000.

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

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Location Info


140 Main Street
Irwin, PA 15642

Coordinates: 40.334031, -79.710705

2 comments on “Post Office Bas Relief – Irwin PA

  1. Jimmy Pack Jr

    Where is it now?

  2. Evan Kalish

    Hi Jimmy, good question. According to an additional resource: http://www.wpamurals.com/pennsylv.htm
    the work was moved to the present federal building / post office in Irwin (140 Main St.). That facility replaced an earlier, New Deal post office in Irwin… which I need to post to this website!

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