Greensboro Post Office, 1936

This New Deal Post Office is still in use and features murals by artist Carson Davenport (1908-1972).  Davenport served as director of the WPA Art School & Gallery in Big Stone Gap, Virginia and was Chairman of the Art Department at Averett College from 1943-1969.

“The Burning of Greensborough” (Detail)

“Cotton Picking in Georgia” (Detail)

“Cotton Picking in Georgia” (Detail)

Greensboro Historic District, National Register of Historic Places


1 thought on “Greensboro Post Office, 1936

  1. Ben Dooley

    A real glance at some good points of the depression era past…Good design, quality construction, lovely building and outstanding original art. You rarely see that combination today in the public or private sphere. Thanks Brian and happy new year.


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