Post Office Mural – El Campo TX

Description

The mural “Rural Texas Gulf Coast” was produced for the then-new El Campo post office in 1939. The work was commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. During post office renovations in 1963, the mural was removed and stored in the basement for over 20 years. It was discovered, restored, and re-installed above the Postmaster’s door in 1984. For a detailed account of the mural’s composition, see Hal Baker’s essay.

Source notes

http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasArt/El-Campo-TX-Post-Office-Mural-Rural-Texas-Gulf-Coast-Milford-Zornes.htm

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Location Info


110 South Mechanic Street
El Campo, TX 77437

Location notes: Customer Service lobby over Postmaster's door

Coordinates: 29.194547, -96.268370

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