Post Office Murals – Allentown PA

Project type: Art, Murals
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Description

The interior of the Allentown post office is a ten-panel series of murals produced in 1937-1938 by New York artist Gifford Reynolds Beal (1879-1956). Each deals with a theme from Allentown history. The murals are respectively titled:

  • Cement Industry
  • Departure of the Jordan Rifles
  • Iron Industry in Lehigh Valley
  • Kimmett’s Lock
  • Lehigh County Barn Signs
  • Liberty Bell
  • Pennsylvania-German Riflemen
  • The Walking Purchase
  • Transportation
  • Trout Hall

Source notes

http://www.allentownpa.gov/Play/History/Historical-Allentown
http://www.newdealartregistry.org/

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Location Info


442 West Hamilton St.
Allentown, PA 18101

Coordinates: 40.603172, -75.467297

2 comments on “Post Office Murals – Allentown PA

  1. Connie Barrett

    The Allentown Post Office was put up for sale in mid-2018.

  2. Simon John Mauer

    oh no! I hope the murals remain intact

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