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Holidays Cove, WV New Deal Art

Most of the post office works of art were funded under the Treasury Department’s Section commissions. Those works that were created using TRAP funds are so indicated. Although the WPA funded the construction of post office buildings, the artwork was not WPA but was usually produced under the Section or TRAP programs.


Holidays Cove, WV Post Office
“Captain Bilderbook’s and John Schoolcraft’s Expedition
from Holiday’s Cove to Fort Wheeling, 1777″
by Charles Chapman (1940)

Photograph taken by Maureen Kehr, Postmaster, Weirton, WV Post Office

“Holiday’s Cove” is now a part of Weirton. This office is officially known as “Cove Station”. This is not the “Weirton, Cove Station” Post Office listed as having a New Deal sculpture. The Weirton, Cove Station office is vacant as of 2004 and the sculpture is thought to be missing. (Information courtesty of Maureen Kehr, Postmaster, Weirton, WV Post Office)

Source:
Democratic Vistas: Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal
by Marlene Park & Gerald E. Markowitz

Thanks to Jimmy Emerson who contributed the photograph.