Post Office – Onawa IA

Description

The Onawa, Iowa post office was constructed with Treasury Department funds.

“The first post office in the Monona County seat of Onawa was established in 1855 and consisted of a few boxes in the corner of the Fairchild General Store. After locations in a number of local storefronts, bids were opened for a standalone post office building in May 1936. The contract was awarded to the H.W. Underhill Construction Company of Wichita, Kansas, on August 20, 1936. Work was completed at a cost of $49,720 in April 1937.” (Iowa Backroads)

A New Deal mural entitled “Soil Erosion and Control” was installed in the post office in 1938.

Source notes

http://iowabackroads.com/post-office-51040-onawa-iowa/

Project originally submitted by New Deal Art Registry; edited and posted by Evan Kalish on July 25, 2014.

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Location Info


1017 Iowa Ave
Onawa, IA

Coordinates: 42.0267239, -96.0975313

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