Friday, July 22, 2016

Mortellito Murals, Post Office, Port Chester, New York

Life Saver factory and Ward's Castle

Domenico Mortellito (1907-1994) attended Pratt Inst. (1920s) and was muralist for 1939 World's Fair.  The Post Office was built in 1934.  It was designed by consulting architects Zoller and Muller for the Office of the Supervising Architect, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.  Funding for the murals was provided by the Treasury Relief Art Project (TRAP). created in 1935 by a Works Progress Administration grant awarded to the Treasury Department, TRAP was formed to give work to unemployed artists. The lobby features four large murals and nine lunettes, designed by Domenico Mortellito (and assisted by Gustavo Cenci, 1897-1982) and installed in 1936.

Musician and Doctor & Nurse

Firemen and Postman

Policeman and Carpenter

Baker and Policeman

Dock Workers
Russell Burdsall and Ward Nuts & Bolts factory

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