Stone Relief Detail in front of PVC buidingStone Relief Artworrk done by Helene Sardeau
The Pierre Van Cortlandt School was completed and opened in January 1940. The school was built as a Public Works Administration (PWA) project, a New Deal progream established under Franklin Roosevelt. The building has some beautiful artwork, including a stone relief on the grand staircase, sculptures on the gymnasium walls, and a stunning stained glass window. The stained glass window depicts a sailboat that appears to be floating on the actual Hudson river. The artwork was done under the auspices of the Federal Art Project.
The Croton Historian, Fall 2009
Project originally submitted by Maya Gardos on September 16, 2013.
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