Bethesda Now: It’s an important symbol of the New Deal era based on a piece of Bethesda history. But for the last 17 months, the old Bethesda Post Office mural has been sitting in Postal Service storage. On Wednesday, the 1939 mural of the Bethesda Farm Women’s Market that was proudly displayed in the old Bethesda Post Office will be re-installed in the county’s Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center (4805 Edgemoor Lane)… The mural was created by Robert Gates, who later became head of the Art Department at American University. It shows a woman feeding animals next to women selling produce at the Farm Women’s Market, which opened on Wisconsin Avenue in 1932. Read more.
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