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 series. This marker is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 40° 23.46′ N, 95° 50.373′ W. Marker is in Auburn, Nebraska, in Nemaha County. Marker is on Courthouse Avenue south of 13th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1320 Courthouse Avenue, Auburn NE 68305, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nemaha County Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Legion Memorial Park Legion Memorial Park Lily Pond (approx. ¼ mile away); Half-Breed Tract (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Little Red Schoolhouse (approx. 8 miles away); Peru State College (approx. 8 miles away).
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.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 394 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 1, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.