Post Office Mural – Canonsburg PA

Project type: Art, Murals
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Description

The 1937 mural “Beatty’s Barns,” created for the then-new Canonsburg post office, was painted by Peter Blume for the Treasury Section of Fine Arts.

In 1937, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette described the mural’s unveiling as “a detailed, realistic piece of down-at-the-heel farmscape which the layman can readily understand. In fact, the mural’s popularity is due, probably, to the familiarity of its objects–a ramshackle farmhouse, a broken fence, a disintegrating automobile, and so on.” Eleanor Roosevelt admired the original sketch so much that she hung it in the White House.

Source notes

Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry: http://www.newdealartregistry.org/

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1129&dat=19371105&id=104nAAAAIBAJ&sjid=vGkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3532,1291884, accessed November 15, 2014.

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Location Info


120 W Pike St.
Canonsburg, PA 15317

Location notes: Lobby

Coordinates: 40.258584, -80.189388

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