Monterey County Courthouse: Mora Fountain Pillar – 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

California artist Jo Mora created a sculpted pillar with several brass bas-reliefs of historic scenes for the decorative fountain in the courtyard of the Monterey County Courthouse.

This and the other Jo Mora artworks on the exterior of the courthouse were funded by the Federal Art Project (FAP), an arm of the Works Progress Administration, and completed in 1937.

The building and its art works were placed on the National Register in 2008.  It was renovated in 2018 and the former fountain is now a planter with drought-tolerant species.

 

 

Source notes

https://jomoracollection.org/

Plaque on east side of courthouse

Site originally submitted by Peter Hiller on March 18, 2023.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.

Location Info


240 Church Street
Salinas, CA 93901

Coordinates: 36.6737284, -121.6581415

Site Details

NDAR created on 2011-02-25 16:55:35 -0800 NDAR last modified on 2011-02-25 16:58:39 -0800

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