Newport News Virginia New Deal Projects - Photo #12 - Federal Building

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Cornerstone on the Newport News Federal Building, photo by “Virginians who prefer to remain anonymous”, 19 July 2017, who report:
This shows that the New Deal was the add-on extension. Makes sense in a way, as it is relatively opulent inside with a lot of fancy marble. There are 5 works of art. They are chiseled into dark gray slate, maybe 2 or 3 inches thick, and are almost invisible, due to them being so dark. There are 4 about 4 foot by 2½ feet and one long one, about 6 feet by 2½ feet above doorways. I could see one was of a lady kneading bread or possibly washing clothes. The only way that I think these could be photographed would be to have some strong lighting on them. The building has two entrances, the PO on 26th street and the Customs side on 25th street. The blocks are very short, as the building isn't that big.
The stone says:
ORIGINAL BUILDING ERECTED 1904
EXTENSION ERECTED 1940
HENRY MORGANTHAU JR
SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY

JAMES A FARLEY
POSTMASTER GENERAL

ROBERT H JACKSON
ATTORNEY GENERAL

JORHN M CARMODY
FEDERAL WORKS ADMINISTRATOR

W ENGLEBERT REYNOLDS
COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS
LOUIS A SIMON
SUPERVISION ARCHITECT
NEAL A MELICK
SUPERVISING ENGINEER