Manufacture of Farm Implements
Construction of the historic post office building in Springfield, Ohio was begun in 1932, prior to the advent of the New Deal. However the building did receive, upon the time of its completion, two examples of New Deal artwork, commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts: “Printing in Springfield,” and a painting depicting the manufacture of farm implements. The works were created by H. H. Wessel and completed in 1937.
Springfield Has History writes: “In the 1970’s the post office underwent an energy conservation remodeling which covered up Wessel’s murals and much of the interior’s original detail. In 2009 preservation efforts began to uncover the murals and restore the historic design of the interior. An area in the south wing of the post office has been restored to the original design and is open for public viewing.”
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on November 3, 2017.
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