Monterey County Courthouse: Mora Bas-Relief Capitals – Salinas CA

City:
Salinas, CA

Site Type:
Art Works, Sculpture and Bas Relief

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

Completed:
1937

Artist:
Jo Mora

Quality of Information:
Very Good

Marked:
Yes

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

Prominent California artist Jo Mora crafted six bas-relief capitals for the tall pillars the main interior courtyard entrance to the Monterey County Courthouse in Salinas, California.  The sculpture depict scenes from early California history, featuring indigenous people, Mexican Californios, mission neophytes and fishermen.

These sculptures were done with a grant from the Federal Art Project (FAP), a branch of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), in 1937.

The building and its sculptures were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009 and renovated in 2018.

Source notes

https://jomoracollection.org

 

Site originally submitted by Peter Hiller on February 15, 2014.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.

Location Info


240 Church Street
Salinas, CA 93901

Coordinates: 36.673728, -121.65814

Site Details

NDAR created on 2011-02-25 17:00:16 -0800 NDAR last modified on 2011-02-25 17:02:53 -0800

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