U.S. Courthouse and Custom House Murals – Louisville KY

Description

Now known as the Gene Snyder U.S. Courthouse and Custom House, the historic United States Post Office, Court House and Custom House in Louisville, Kentucky houses New Deal artwork.

“The building was among the first recipients of artwork commissioned by the Treasury Relief Art Project — a program … that employed painters and sculptors to incorporate art within the interiors of federal buildings nationwide. In 1935, the PWA funded artist Frank Weathers Long, a Kentucky native, to paint ten murals depicting regional themes of commerce, agriculture, and sport.”

Source notes

http://www.gsa.gov/portal/ext/html/site/hb/category/25431/actionParameter/exploreByBuilding/buildingId/805#

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on February 12, 2015.

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Location Info


601 W. Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202

Coordinates: 38.246741, -85.762501

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