Beech River Heritage Museum (Old Post Office) Mural – Lexington TN

Project type: Art, Murals
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Description

This oil-on-canvas mural by Grace Greenwood, entitled “The Progress of Power,” was commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts and completed in 1940. It is housed in the Beech River Heritage Museum, which is the former post office.

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

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Location Info


26 Broad Street
Lexington, TN 38351

Location notes: Lobby

Coordinates: 35.651101, -88.393086

One comment on “Beech River Heritage Museum (Old Post Office) Mural – Lexington TN

  1. There are 2 “surrender” murals in the National American Legion’s Executive Committee room in Indianapolis. WWI. And WWII.
    Artists name on both canvas’s is: R.Emerson Lee. They are a little over 8ft X3 ft. Oil on canvas. I have found 3 different newspaper articles in 1947 Indianapolis newspapers talking about this artist painting these murals. The American Legion, when asked, states they “have no paperwork. ”
    They don’t know anything about the artist or the 2 murals.
    Looking to pin down information about the origin of these 2 surrender murals. Thank you. [email protected]

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