Post Office Mural – Nappanee IN

Description

The post office contains a 1938 Section of Fine Arts mural by Grant Christian entitled “Waiting for the Mail.”

Wistful scene of a young woman waiting for the mail at her front gate with her faithful dog with her. The trees are large and encompass the scene lending to the sense of protection. An older woman is looking at her possibly with concern in the background stopping her chore of sweeping, probably her mother. Edward Rowan with the Treasury Section evidently suggested that the dog be included to break up the long blank fence(Park and Markowitz).

Little is known about Grant Christian, but he was active in Indiana and executed realistic idealistic scenes.

Source notes

Park and Markowitz, Democratic Vistas, Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal, 1984.

Project originally submitted by Charles Swaney on February 1, 2013.

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Location Info


202 E Market St.
Nappanee, IN 46550

Coordinates: 41.442948, -85.999712

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