"Great Road" mural by John de Groot
Artists: John W. de GrootView Project in a Separate Window
The historic downtown Christiansburg post office houses a 1939 Section of Fine Arts mural, entitled “Great Road,” painted John W. de Groot. The mural is a classic example of the “historic valor” series common to many Post Offices built at this time. In this case the mural is a portrayal of the “taming of the Appalachian area frontier by woodsmen, settlers and the army.”
Project originally submitted by James Bohland on February 4, 2013.
We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.SUBMIT MORE INFORMATION OR PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THIS SITE