Post Office Mural – Torrington CT

Description

This four-panel mural, created for the historic former post office building in Torrington, Connecticut, “depicts episodes in the life of John Brown, who was born in Torrington.” The total cost of the project was $350.

The model for the mother (right panel) is rumored to be artist Arthur Covey “in drag.”

The murals have since been relocated to the present Torrington postal facility on Elm St.

Source notes

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).   

http://www.wpamurals.com/torringt.htm

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Location Info


185 E. Elm St.
Torrington, CT 06790

Coordinates: 41.810396, -73.117370

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