Richmond Hill Public Library Mural – Richmond Hill NY

Project type: Art, Murals
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Description

In 1936 Philip Evergood completed a 160-foot mural entitled “The Story of Richmond Hill,” with funds provided by the Works Progress Administration’s (WPA) Federal Art Project.

“The left and lighter side of the mural celebrates the bucolic pleasures of Queens, with citizens making merry (couples dancing in the park), The right and darker side depicts less rosy conditions in the heart of the metropolis (laborers and children). A middle section shows planners and dreamers. The mural is displayed over bookcases in the main reading room.” (loc.gov)

Source notes

Bruce I. Bustard, A New Deal for the Arts (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1997), 57.
Library of Congress: "The story of Richmond Hill," mural located in the Richmond Hill Branch Library by Philip Evergood, New York City, last accessed March 2016
"The Richmond Hill Historical Society, last accessed March 2016
Philip Evergood: Never Separate from the Heart

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Location Info


118-14 Hillside Avenue
Richmond Hill, NY 11418

Coordinates: 40.7007, -73.8316

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