Auburn in Nemaha County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Auburn Post Office Mural
During the 1930s, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal created government programs to counter the effects of the Great Depression. Hundreds of post offices were built and the U.S. Treasury commissioned art for many of them. Twelve Nebraska post offices were selected to receive murals.
Ethel Magafan, the artist for the Auburn project, chose a theme depicting local agriculture. The canvas was installed in the post office lobby in 1938. The post office is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected 2013 by Nemaha County Lodging Tax and Nebraska State Historical Society. (Marker Number 495.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work • Communications. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Nebraska State Historical Society, and the Postal Mail and Philately series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1938.
Location. 40° 23.46′ N, 95° 50.373′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1320 Courthouse Ave, Auburn NE 68305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nemaha County Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Legion Memorial Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Legion Memorial Park Lily Pond (approx. ¼ mile away); Nemeha County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); Half-Breed Tract (approx. 0.9 miles away); Peru State College (approx. 8 miles away); The Little Red Schoolhouse (approx. 8 miles away); French Settlement of Julian (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
Also see . . .
1. Auburn United States Post Office National Register Nomination. (Submitted on November 1, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Art of the Great Depression. (Submitted on November 1, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Post Office Mural, Auburn NE. (Submitted on November 1, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 489 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 1, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.