“The Lenoir City Post Office is one of the state’s most unadorned New Deal buildings as fa as its exterior style…the building’s hipped roof, symmetrical five-bay facade, and understated classical entrance merely hint at Colonial Revival style” (Van West, 2001, p. 65).
The post office contains the New Deal mural “Electrification” by David Stone Martin. Completed in 1940, this was “an appropriate location since TVA was then constructing the mammoth Fort Loudon Dam a mere couple of miles away” (Van West, 2001, p. 66).
Van West, C. (2001). Tennessee's New Deal Landscape: A Guidebook. Knoxville, TN: The University of Tennessee Press. Post Office cornerstone.
Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on September 14, 2015.
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