Orinda Water Treatment Plant – Sandow Reliefs – Orinda CA

Description

The Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) commissioned these bas-relief sculptures by Elliot Franz Sandow (1910-1976).  They decorate an overflow weir at the Orinda Water Treatment Plant, part of the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD). Labor and materials for the project cost $1360.

The artist completed similar bas-relief panels for the Labor Temple and Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland. The sculptures remain in fine condition and are available for public viewing at the Orinda plant.

Source notes

Memo from R. C. Kennedy to J. S. Longwell, June 25, 1940. Archive of East Bay Municipal Utility District.

Project originally submitted by East Bay Municipal Utility District on December 5, 2014.

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Location Info


190 Camino Pablo
Orinda, CA

Coordinates: 37.892073, -122.202590

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