Mexico - Dallas, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 32° 46.858 W 096° 45.807
14S E 709466 N 3629220
Located at the Mexico portico at the center of the Automobile Building in Fair Park.
Waymark Code: WM11NJB
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 11/20/2019
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 1

Fair Park Website

"The Automobile Building began as the Varied Industries Building in 1936, but it was destroyed by fire in 1942. The new building was constructed in 1947 and was remodeled in 1985-1986 to resemble the original structure of the building and to restore the porticos to match the Centennial Building on the other side of the Esplanade. In 1999, the exterior was repainted and the Art Deco murals representing electric, mining, and inventing industries were restored."


"Like the Centennial Building opposite, the original structure on this side of the Esplanade boasted six huge murals inside the alcove of each portal. The artist was Pierre Bourdelle, who created the bas-reliefs that can still be seen on the Centennial Building. Of course when the Electrical and Communications Building burned down in 1942, they were destroyed along with it but fortunately, photographs of the paintings survived.

In 1999, with funding from the State Fair of Texas, the Friends of Fair Park arranged for Bourdelle's murals to be recreated by artists from the EverGreene Painting Studios of New York City and the work was completed that same year."

City: Dallas

Location Name: Automobile Building

Artist: Pierre Bourdelle / EverGreene Painting Studios

Date: 1999

Media: Painted on stucco

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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