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"The Community Interest focal exhibit, the Home Furnishings Building, was housed in a modern structure of classical design ... the Home Furnishing Building, whose's high colonnaded facade fronts on Bowling Green adjacent to the IRT-BMT subway gate. Significant murals and sculptures adorn the exterior. On the main wall, behind the colonnade, a most unusual mural of ceramic glaze on metal, designed by J. Scott Williams, symbolized the broad theme of Community Interests -- shelter, education, religion, recreation, and art." - Opening paragraph from the Official 1939 Guide Book (hard cover)."

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Looking towards the Bowling Green and the Contemporary Art building (later changed to American Art Today) - photo MO88 - from the collection taken by John Ott courtesy of his grandson Michael Ott.
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