Murals by Xavier Gonzalez Featured at Ex-Texas Post Office

Four murals from the 1940s created in a Public Works Administration cultural effort have been returned to an East Texas post office-turned-art center.

The Longview News-Journal reports workers spent Monday rehanging the Xavier Gonzalez murals inside the structure in Kilgore, 110 miles southeast of Dallas.

Volunteers supporting the Old Post Office History & Art Center relied on photos to pinpoint original locations for the murals at the Kilgore post office, which opened in the late 1930s.

Gonzalez created the murals in 1941. The collection includes "Pioneer Saga," "Drilling for Oil," "Contemporary Youth" and "Music of the Plains."

The artwork, since that post office closed, was on loan the past 20 years to the East Texas Oil Museum at Kilgore College.

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