I live in the mailing jurisdiction of the city of Beaver Falls, in Beaver County. I drive by our post office many times a week and have gone in those front doors many, many times. Just the other day I noticed at the top of those wonderful old lights on the front of the building sits a beaver! So much for my powers of observation! I’ve always admired this plain old post office built in 1937 with funds from the New Deal.
Inside is another little treasure. A mural ‘The Armistice Letter’ painted by Eugene Higgins in 1938 and funded by New Deal Agencies: Treasury of the Fine Arts
Here’s a link to the New Deal Art Registry. The New Deal Art Registry enlists art sleuths around the country to collaborate in compiling a reliable, web-based, visual guide to surviving public art that was created in the 1930s and 40s under any of the New Deal programs. A fun look around the history of our country in this period thru art!
Who knew I had this lovely piece of American history right here in my backyard! Walked into it many times and never even thought about the history of it. Lesson learned: Slow down and look around, never know what you might be missing!
A quote I love from Ann Voskamp:
‘Hurry always empties the soul’
This post is linked to Saturday Snapshot which originates @ At Home With Books. For the summer Melinda @ West Metro Mommy Reads is hosting this fun meme. Click on Saturday Snapshot link to add your photo or see what everyone else is sharing!