Post Office Murals – Rockville Centre NY

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Description

The historic New Deal post office in Rockville Centre, New York contains four oil-on-canvas murals by Victor White. The murals are made with cut-out shapes, and are approximately 9 ft. x 7 ft. 10 in. They depict, respectively: a farmer with livestock; a fisherman and wife; harvesting wheat; and carpenters framing a house. They were funded by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts in 1939.

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http://www.wpamurals.com/newyork.htm
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Location Info

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250 Merrick Rd.
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Coordinates: 40.6562863, -73.646179

2 comments on “Post Office Murals – Rockville Centre NY

  1. Dolores Murphy

    I no longer live in Rockville Centre. But I recall as a child being endlessly fascinated by those murals. I thought that Post Office was just the coolest place. Thank you for this article.

  2. Charles

    If I remember correctly this was formerly one large mural. Unfortunately, sometime in the seventies, parts were painted over to produce the separate “cut-out” shapes. Not sure what the current status is but if they remain as shown in these photos, hopefully some day the whole mural will be restored.

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