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Hoisington Post Office Section Art Mural

Address: 121 E Second
Hoisington, KS 67544
Telephone Number: 620.653.2838

About this Exploration:

Go inside the Post Office, look up toward the ceiling, on the east wall, above the postmaster's door and view a Section Art Mural created with WPA funding.  The picture shown here is just a portion of the oil on canvas full mural titled "Wheat Center." The large harvest threshing scene, was designed in 1938 by Dorothea Tomlinson.
The mural was installed on June 7, 1938. It measured 12 feet by 5 feet before installation and is surrounded with a small moulding and surmounted by a scalloped classical cornice. The mural was glued to the post office's lobby wall with a lithiphone and varnish mixture. A buttermilk topping was added to the canvas after installation to protect it. 
The lobby also displays three scenes by a local artist, Bob Booth, depicting the modernization of harvest.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places October 17, 1989.

The post office lobby is always open.

contact info
Karen Baldyga, Chamber of Commerce
123 N Main
Hoisington, KS 67544
Phone: 620.653.4311
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