Westbrook Post Office (former) Mural – Portland ME

Description

The former post office building in Westbrook, Maine was constructed during the Great Depression and received an example of New Deal artwork: “Woodsmen in the Woods of Maine”. The oil-on-canvas mural was commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts, and completed by Waldo Peirce in 1937.

When the post office was decommissioned and parts of the interior were being removed, the “whole wall section, with door, was donated (lent) to the Portland Museum of Art,” where the work is still visible.

Source notes

https://www.wpamurals.com/maine-new-deal-art.htm
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bobtravis/263800368/

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on April 18, 2018.

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Location Info


7 Congress Square
Portland, ME 04101

Coordinates: 43.65386, -70.26227

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