Post Office Wood Bas-Relief (Interior) – Inglewood CA

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Description

A mahogany wood bas-relief by Archibald Garner, entitled “Centinella Springs,” frames a doorway inside the main post office in Inglewood CA.  It depicts early California settlers drawing water from a local spring. (Inglewood was briefly known as “Centinella” in the 19th century)

The post office building was constructed in 1935 and Garner’s relief was created in 1937 for the Treasury Section of Fine Arts (not the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and its arts programs, as sometimes thought).

Source notes

Sam Gnerre, "South Bay history: WPA art works have enlivened the Inglewood post office since the 1930s". Daily Breeze, September 26, 2022. https://www.dailybreeze.com/2022/09/26/south-bay-history-wpa-art-works-have-enlivened-the-inglewood-post-office-since-the-1930s/

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on February 15, 2010.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.

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Location Info


300 East Hillcrest Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90301

Coordinates: 33.9592, -118.351

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