Marine Air Terminal Mural – Flushing NY

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The Marine Air Terminal contains the largest WPA mural ever painted. “Flight” measures 12 feet (3.7 m) in height and 237 feet (72 m) in length. Artist James Brooks completed this mural depicting the history of flight in 1940. “It was completely painted over by the Port Authority of NY and NJ in the 1950s during the Red Scare, but was restored in 1980 and in 1995 the building was declared a historic landmark.”   (kermitproject.org)

Flynn and Polese report that the mural was completed in 1942.

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http://kermitproject.org/newdeal/topny.html#laguardia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_Air_Terminal
"The New Deal: A 75th Anniversary Celebration." Kathryn Flynn with Richard Polese.

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Location Info


LaGuardia Airport
Flushing, NY 11371

Coordinates: 40.773587, -73.885828

One comment on “Marine Air Terminal Mural – Flushing NY

  1. George Panagi

    This location is now the JetBlue terminal at LGA. Murals are located before TSA security check point, so they are available to anyone who wants to go out there.

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