Post Office Mural – Toppenish WA

Description

The post office contains a 1940 Section of Fine Arts mural by Andrew McD. Vincent, Local Theme.

“Located southeast of the city of Yakima, Toppenish is located entirely in the Yakama Indian Nation. According to the 1991 National Register nomination for the Toppenish Post Office: “The lobby contains a mural on the west end over the Postmaster’s door. Entitled “Local Theme,” the mural is oil on canvas.” The mural depicts “cattlemen branding a steer, Indian hunters, Whites trading horses with the Indians, and a farm.”

The artist, Andrew Vincent was born in Hutchinson, Kansas in 1898 and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. He also completed a post office mural in Salem, Oregon.”(http://depts.washington.edu)

Source notes

http://depts.washington.edu/depress/map_post_offices.shtml
http://www.wpamurals.com/washingt.htm

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Location Info


14 Jefferson Ave.
Toppenish, WA 98948

Coordinates: 46.375638, -120.311965

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