Post Office Mural – Catonsville MD

Description

This mural “Incidents in the History of Catonsville” by Avery Johnson was completed with Section of Fine Arts funds in 1942.

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Location Info


1001 Frederick Street
Catonsville, MD 21228

Location notes: Lobby

Coordinates: 39.27067, -76.737979

3 comments on “Post Office Mural – Catonsville MD

  1. Regarding, “incidents in the history of Catonsville,” I say not, “Yes!” But “Hell, yes!” Get rid of it, and every display of Slave and master that exists in and on public buildings! That horrid, demeaning, Godless, history of this country should not be memorialized or highlighted in any way!
    “Until the lion tells the story, the hunter will always be the hero.”

  2. Avatar Jim Albers

    Wanting to remove a mural only because it depicts a terrible aspect of our history is without merit. It’s unfortunate that they’re unwilling to support the inclusion of information providing context, while retaining an important work of art that depicts a horrendous period of our history.

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