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Chesterfield in Chesterfield County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Chesterfield Post Office

 
 
Chesterfield Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jane Ruschky, April 11, 2017
1. Chesterfield Post Office Marker
Inscription.
(side 1)
This post office, built in 1937-38, is one of several New Deal-era post offices in S.C. designed by the Public Works Division of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Its architecture, a restrained version of the Colonial Revival style, is typical of later New Deal-era post offices. It also included offices for the county extension agent and county home demonstration agent, under the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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This post office features Bruno Mankowski's 1939 sculpture "The Farmer's Letter," a plaster relief commissioned by the Section of Fine Arts of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The section commissioned art in many New Deal-era public buildings, including 13 murals and 3 sculptures in S.C. Mankowski intended his sculpture to highlight the relationship between the people and their government.
 
Erected 2013 by The Town of Chesterfield. (Marker Number 13-13.)
 
Location. 34° 44.141′ N, 80° 5.093′ W. Marker is in Chesterfield, South Carolina, in Chesterfield County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (State Highway 9)
Chesterfield Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jane Ruschky, April 11, 2017
2. Chesterfield Post Office Marker
and Scotch Road, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Located in front of the post office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 E Main St, Chesterfield SC 29709, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Craig House (within shouting distance of this marker); Chesterfield Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); First Secession Meeting (within shouting distance of this marker); W. D. Craig House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Austin-Craig-Laney House (approx. 0.3 miles away); North Carolina / South Carolina (approx. 8.3 miles away in North Carolina); John J. McRae (approx. 9 miles away in North Carolina); Sneedsborough (approx. 9 miles away in North Carolina). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chesterfield.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2017, by Jane Ruschky of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2017, by Jane Ruschky of Columbia, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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