Fountain County Courthouse Murals – Covington IN

City:
Covington, IN

Site Type:
Art Works, Murals

New Deal Agencies:
Federal Arts Project (FAP), Arts Programs

Started:
1937

Completed:
1939

Artist:
Eugene Francis Savage

Quality of Information:
Moderate

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

This building has multiple murals, including two by Eugene Savage entitled “The Receiver of Taxes,” “The Disbursement of Tax Dollars” and an unnamed mural (all pictured here). They were created 1937, likely with funding from the Federal Art Project [confirmation needed].

The building also contains several other murals painted by different artists (including the unnamed mural pictured here), all under the supervision of Savage and composed between 1937 and 1939. Covering 2,500 square feet, they “depict scenes from the European discovery of America through the settlement of western Indiana” (Indiana Business News). The murals are currently undergoing restoration, which can be seen on the images below with white paneling over them.

Source notes

Wikipedia

Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry: https://www.newdealartregistry.org/

https://www.indianabusinessnews.com/main.asp?SectionID=31&SubSectionID=140&ArticleID=87551

Site originally submitted by Charles Swaney on August 17, 2013.

Location Info


301 4th Street
Covington, IN 47932
Fountain County

Location notes: Entrance

Coordinates: 40.137097, -87.39703

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