Friday, August 30, 2013

MERION STATION POST OFFICE



MERION STATION POST OFFICE
Nancy Herman
9" x 12"
oil on canvas board

This is a close up of Merion Station Post Office.  It was built in 1914 and is a designated historic building.  I was drawn to this painting because of the two shades of red orange, one brick and the other rust, sandwiching a lovely dusty blue.  
While looking for the date of construction, I came upon this very interesting article written by Theodore Roosevelt called MODEL MERION.  It praises the Merion Civic Association, which seems to have been very active and extremely helpful to the citizens at that time.  It also shows Roosevelt's views on the responsibilities necessary for a citizen in a Democracy. It is definitely worth reading.  Thanks to the Merion Civic Association for keeping this letter on their web site and for continuing to fight the good fight to keep Merion a lovely place to live.

$350.00

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