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Helper Main Post Office
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 39° 41.193 W 110° 51.264
12S E 512485 N 4392978
Quick Description: This Utah Historical Marker is mounted on the front of the Helper Main Post Office located at 45 S Main Street in Helper, Utah.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 5/13/2013 7:29:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMH32X
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member hobbycachegirl
Views: 6

Long Description:

Helper Main Post Office

The Helper Main Post Office, built in 1937 by the Works Progress Asministration (WPA), is significant for its association with the federal government's New Deal public arts programs. As one of only three Utah post offices that contain public art, it shows the depression era link between the federal government and the community. Built for less than $45,000, architect Louis Simon, engineer Neal Melick, and contractors Newstrom-Davis of Denver supervised the construction.

The interior mural hanging over the postmaster's door was painted by Jenne Magafan and represents a nitable type, period, and style of artistic expression. The oil on canvas mural, entitled "A Typical Western Town," depicts a dusty main street of false front wooden buildings and two horsement riding into a town. The design was the winner in a forty-eight state competition sponsored by the Fine Aets Section of the Federal Works Agency.

Marker placed in 1997

Division of State History

Marker Name: Helper Main Post Office

Marker Type: Roadside

County: Carbon

City: Helper

Group Responsible for Placement: Division of State History

Date Dedicated: 1997

Addtional Information: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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Chasing Blue Sky visited Helper Main Post Office 8/4/2011 Chasing Blue Sky visited it