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White River National Forest, U.S. Forest Service Headquarters

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1918. Southeast corner of Grand Ave. and 9th St.

Inside this two-story blond brick Neoclassical building is a mural map of the region by Frank Mechau. Mechau, a Glenwood Springs native, studied art in Denver, Chicago, New York, and Paris. His romantic, stylized western scenes reflect his interest in Cubism and Chinese and Japanese art. Under New Deal arts programs he painted murals for post offices in Washington, D.C., Texas, and Nebraska as well as Colorado, then headed the Columbia University Art Department before his death in 1946.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "White River National Forest, U.S. Forest Service Headquarters", [Glenwood Springs, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 482-482.

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