Leopold Scholz

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Leopold Scholz (1877–1946) Austrian born American sculptor best known for his woks in the National Statuary Hall Collection housed in the US Capitol in Washington D.C.[1]

In 1921 Scholz married sculptor Belle Kinney Scholz and much of his best known work was executed with her.

IN 1938 Scholz created a statue under the auspices of the WPA, Postman, for the Chattanooga Post Office, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The statue, a bust from the waist up, portrays a postman dressing in the 1930s uniform, with a look of determination on his face that reminds us that the mail will be delivered no matter what the obstacles might be."[2]



  1. ^ Architect of the Capitol, ‘’Compilation of Works of Art and Other Objects in the United States Capitol’’, United States Printing Office, Washington 1965 p. 244, 259
  2. ^ Hill, Howard, ‘’Tennessee Post Office Murals,’’ The Overmountain Press, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1996 pp. 21-23
  3. ^ Creighton, Wilbur F., ‘’The Parthenon In Nashville: From a personal viewpoint’’, 1968, self published p. 36
  4. ^ Larry E. Gobrecht (November 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Angola Post Office". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-07