Post Office – Leesville LA

Description

Constructed with Treasury Department funds “during the Great Depression, the U.S. Post Office is built in the Art Deco style. Above two of the windows in the main facade are bas-relief sculptures which herald the advent of air mail. Inside the lobby is another bas-relief sculpture depicting a farmer leaning against a hoe and his wife, seated reading a letter. The interior sculpture was created by a New York artist, Duncan Ferguson, who was first brought to Louisiana by Huey Long to start the art school at Louisiana State University.” (toledo-bend.com)

Some sources mis-attribute the building’s construction to the WPA.

Source notes

http://www.flickr.com/photos/courthouselover/3104220008/

http://www.toledo-bend.com/attractions/index.asp?request=leesville_tour, accessed November 18, 2014.

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Location Info


303 South 3rd St.
Leesville, LA 71446

Coordinates: 31.141941, -93.261193

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