Greenville, TN 37743
Title of the Art: “Man Power” & “Natural Resources”
Artists: William Zorach
Type: Wood Reliefs
What a great looking building. Today’s featured building is the old Greenville, court-house and post office. My initial research told me there was a wood carving here. So naturally I was excited the bank was open and I was able to enter the lobby. There wasn’t much going on when I visited, and everyone seemed interested in this stranger from Chicago asking about the building.
I eventually met a gentleman that knew the fate of the old wood carvings and informed me they are now at the new court-house on Depot street. While we were chatting I also observed the old photos of the building. I excitedly asked if I could photograph them and was granted permission. The interesting thing is that when I was talking about Howard Hull’s book. The man I was talking to was also named Hull. To this day we are unsure if there is any relation but it was an interesting conservation piece. I finished admiring the old photos and wanted to visit the new court-house to find out the status of the wood carvings. I thanked the people at the bank and headed over to the new court-house.
Thanks for stopping by
After some investigation while in Greenville, I learned the wood reliefs have been moved to the new court-house. I was not allowed to photograph but was able to secure the follow images from a local resident. Since this is a new modern building it comes with all the hassle of having to go through a metal detector and showing photo ID just to enter the building. After my security check I was told to wait around for one of the security guards to accompany me to court-room 420. I had no idea how long this was going to take but I was patient and eventually the guard showed up. Your name escapes me now but you also had a lot of knowledge of the area. It was great hearing about the town from a local person. Thank you so much for showing me the wood carvings. I sincerely appreciate everything you shared with me.
James H. Quilen United States Court House
220 W Depot St
Greenville, TN 37743
“Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service® and the Tennessee District Court. All rights reserved.”
- Personal visit on 9/5/2014 by David, Post Office Freak
- (affiliate Link): Democratic Vistas: Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal
- Living New Deal at (http://www.livingnewdeal.org)
- (affiliate link): Tennessee Post Office Murals: Howard Hull
- Personnel and Security at the James H. Quillen United States Courthouse
- United States District Court. Historical Society Newsletter. http://www.tned.uscourts.gov/docs/0501history.pdf