- Flagstaff, AZ
- Site Type:
- Art Works, Sculpture and Bas Relief
- New Deal Agencies:
- Arts Programs, Treasury Section of Fine Arts (TSFA)
- Robert Kittredge
- Quality of Information:
- Very Good
- Site Survival:
In 1939, Robert Kittredge was commissioned by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Section of Fine Arts to create artwork for the newly-completed Flagstaff post office (later known as the Federal Building). He created a wooden bas-relief, “Arizona Logging,” which was installed in 1940.
The sculpture speaks to the logging industry, which was a critical part of Flagstaff’s economy for decades. Three loggers are depicted putting logs onto a wagon using a “cant dog” poll.
When the old post office/federal building was sold in 1983, the bas-relief was moved to the stairwell of the new wing of the Coconino County Courthouse, one-half block north.
Platt Cline, Mountain Town: Flagstaff's First Century. Flagstaff AZ: Northland Publishing Company, 1994, p 308.
Site originally submitted by NNDPA on October 6, 2012.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.
At this Location:
Contribute to this Site
We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal site.Submit More Information or Photographs for this New Deal Site