Wednesday, March 07, 2007

John MacQuarrie murals

From: "Bruno Morelli"

I have been researching John McQuarrie murals in RR depots and your discussion site has helped me a great deal. I am seeking a photo of the mural in the San Jose station. I've been able to obtain a very blurred photo taken some years ago with a digital camera. I have photos from the Sacramento, Palo Alto and Houston depots. Am awaiting one on the Salt Lake City depot. The Mesa, AZ murals were damaged in a fire and lost when depot was demolished.

I also have acquired photos of his sculptures. ...

—Bruno Morelli


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Bruno Morelli"

In November 2008 I offered to send pictures and info of the RR depot murals to the CPRR. I have pictures or reproductions of 9 of the 11 murals in the 7 depots I know about. I have just received info that someone has found a picture of one of the 2 murals destroyed when they tore down the Mesa depot. I'm still working on two more possible sources of info about the Mesa station.

I'm still plugging away at my MacQuarrie research. I now have a list of 40 works that exist, did exist or were referred to in newspaper articles. Would the CPRR museum be interested in the complete list of all the works I've found, although many of them have no connection with RR??

My question is how much of my info should I send? In some cases I have multiple pictures both in color and in b&w. It isn't all complete because I don't have all the dates down. I also have pictures and info on his Sacramento monument in honor of Theodore Judah.

Once I've sent it in, is it possible for me to add info as I find it?

The spelling of his name is MacQuarrie not McQuarrie. Both spellings appear in various articles and references about him, but I've found 3 clear copies of his signature.

—Bruno Morelli

12/30/2008 1:38 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Thanks again for your generosity in sharing this information.

Although hard to believe, online storage space now costs almost nothing, and you never know what information will prove invaluable to some researcher in the future, so feel free to include anything and everything that you believe might be related or of interest. For example, a complete list would be great. Our CPRR Museum website already includes thousands of pictures, and tens of thousands of pages of text, so the more the merrier. It will be easy for you to add comments with additional information as you find it.

12/30/2008 2:37 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

See related discussion.

12/30/2008 2:45 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

See article about the Sacramento Amtrak station.

4/22/2012 8:45 AM  

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