Post Office Tile Murals – Monterey CA

Project type: Art Works, Murals
Agency: Arts Programs
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Description

Two glazed ceramic tile murals can be found in the Monterey CA main post office.  Both are by Stanton Willard and are titled:  “Raising the Flag at Monterey by the Forces of Commander Sloat, July 7, 1846” and “The landing of Sebastian Viscaino at Monterey, December 16, 1602”.  

The murals are large – 4′ x 6′ and 4′ x 8′ – and are situated at the front porch.

They would likely have been commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Art but given their date of 1933, they might have been done under the Treasury Relief Art Project. 

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Project originally submitted by New Deal Art Registry on June 28, 2011.

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Location Info


565 Hartnell St.
Monterey, CA 93940

Coordinates: 36.595896, -121.895439

One comment on “Post Office Tile Murals – Monterey CA

  1. I love tile murals. Don’t see them used too often.

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