- Inglewood, CA
- Site Type:
- Art Works, Sculpture and Bas Relief
- New Deal Agencies:
- Arts Programs, Treasury Section of Fine Arts (TSFA)
- Archibald Garner
- Quality of Information:
- Very Good
- Site Survival:
A mahogany wood bas-relief by Archibald Garner, entitled “Centinella Springs,” frames a doorway inside the main post office in Inglewood CA. It depicts early California settlers drawing water from a local spring. (Inglewood was briefly known as “Centinella” in the 19th century)
The post office building was constructed in 1935 and Garner’s relief was created in 1937 for the Treasury Section of Fine Arts (not the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and its arts programs, as sometimes thought).
Sam Gnerre, "South Bay history: WPA art works have enlivened the Inglewood post office since the 1930s". Daily Breeze, September 26, 2022. https://www.dailybreeze.com/2022/09/26/south-bay-history-wpa-art-works-have-enlivened-the-inglewood-post-office-since-the-1930s/
Site originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on February 15, 2010.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.
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