Post Office Mural – Lewistown IL

Description

The tempera mural “Lewistown Milestones” was painted by Ida Abelman and installed in the Lewistown, Illinois post office in 1941.

The New Deal Art Registry notes that the mural “can be seen 24-7 through a glass window.”

Source notes

http://www.newdealartregistry.org/rendersites/Lewistown/IL/
http://www.wpamurals.com/sld021.htm

National Archives Record Group 121-GA: Records of the Public Building Service
Prints – Photographs of Paintings and Sculptures Commissioned by the Sect. of Fine Arts, 1934-1943
Box 1: Ida Abelman, Lewistown, IL folder.

Project originally submitted by New Deal Art Registry; edited and posted by Evan Kalish on July 22, 2014.

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Location Info


301 North Main Street
Lewistown, IL 61542

Location notes: Lobby

Coordinates: 40.3979827, -90.1551587

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