Post Office (former) Reliefs – Spearfish SD

Description

The historic former post office building in Spearfish, South Dakota houses examples of New Deal artwork: wooden reliefs entitled “Fish Story,” installed by Marion Overby in 1943.

Historic marker: Programs to employ artists were part of the national recovery effort during the depression. Marion Overby of Los Angeles was commissioned to do a sculpture for the interior of the building. After consulting the mayor for ideas, she titled her work “Fish Story.” The sculpture still hangs on the wall of the lobby.

Source notes

http://newdealartregistry.org/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/auvet/3652425132/
http://www.wpamurals.com/SDakota.htm

Spearfish Historical Preservation Commission historical marker No. 16

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Location Info

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526 North Main St.
Spearfish, SD 57783

Coordinates: 44.488540, -103.858281

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