Post Office Murals - Honesdale PA
The historic Honesdale post office houses an impressive set of New Deal murals. The works, respectively titled "Canal Boat," "Clearing the Wilderness," "Coal," "Gravity Railroad," and "Visit by Washington Irving," were installed by artist Walter Gardner in 1937, under the auspices of the Treasury Relief Art Project (TRAP). Each oil-on-canvas panel depicts a scene from local history. The murals occupy three walls of the customer lobby, including the space above and around the front entrance to the building.
The Wayne Independent, Jan. 1937 (article copied/typewritten in display panel at P.O.):
The walls of the lobby of the Honesdale Post Office have been decorated...