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US Post Office--Helper Main ~ Helper, Utah
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 39° 41.193 W 110° 51.264
12S E 512485 N 4392978
Quick Description: The Helper Main Post Office was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 27, 1989 (#89001995).
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 5/13/2013 7:57:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMH334
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Utah Historical Marker mounted on the front of the building reads:

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

Street address:
45 S Main Street
Helper, Utah

County / Borough / Parish: Carbon County

Year listed: 1989

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Government

Current function: Government

Privately owned?: no

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/2/2013 To: 12/31/2013

Hours of operation: From: 8:30 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 2: [Web Link]

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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