United States Post Office and Courthouse (Eureka, California)

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U.S. Post Office and Courthouse
CA-Eureka 1910 Ref.jpg
United States Post Office and Courthouse (Eureka, California) is located in California
United States Post Office and Courthouse (Eureka, California)
United States Post Office and Courthouse (Eureka, California) is located in the US
United States Post Office and Courthouse (Eureka, California)
Location 514 H Street, Eureka, California
Coordinates 40°48′7″N 124°9′47″W / 40.80194°N 124.16306°W / 40.80194; -124.16306Coordinates: 40°48′7″N 124°9′47″W / 40.80194°N 124.16306°W / 40.80194; -124.16306
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Architect James Knox Taylor
Architectural style Mixed (more than 2 styles from different periods)
NRHP reference # 83001181[1]
Added to NRHP February 10, 1983

The United States Post Office and Courthouse in Eureka, California is a courthouse of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Completed in 1910, this historic building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. Its architecture, designed by James Knox Taylor, is mixed, reflecting several styles. It initially served as a customhouse,[2] in addition to being a courthouse and post office.[1]

Murals

Notable examples of New Deal art were created for the building. Mining and Forestry and Water and Land, two tempera on canvas murals by Thomas Laman, were commissioned in 1938 by the Treasury Relief Art Project and were on display in the post office until the building was sold to a private party in 2002. The murals were restored and are currently on display in the new McKinleyville, California Federal Courthouse.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Federal Judicial Center Historic Federal Courthouse page on the Eureka, California U.S. Post Office and Custom House
  3. ^ "Agency reclaims imperiled murals". livingnewdeal.org. Living New deal. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
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