Will Rogers Bench

Stanton MacDonald Wright & Albert King

WPA/FAP artists were encouraged by their supervisors and by their sponsors (in this case the LB Board of Education) to depict subjects within the context of the institution of setting. This bench, dedicated to the life of Will Rogers, was designed and erected to commemorate the 1940 renaming of Lowell Junior High to Will Rogers Junior High School (aka Middle School). This bench is comprised of three sections. A slab seat is held up by four “feet.” The back is also in three sections, each a full slab of decorated concrete-derived petrachrome from top to bottom.

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Year Completed

Council District

Partner Initiative

Neighborhood

Status

Active

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Accession Number

826

Address 365 Monrovia Ave Long Beach, CA (get directions)

GPS Coordinates 33.76672225315577, -118.13156193194078

Location Name Will Rogers Middle School

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