The Graham Post Office was built in 1935-36 at a cost of $60,000. It was one of the depression-era federally funded projects built by the Works Progress Administration. One of a number of the Moderne style post offices on the 1930s, it still retains an intact mural by regional painter Alexandre Hogue.
These sculptural metal lights still work, and I have driven past them many a night when I was a teenager growing up here.
The decorative aluminum grillwork and zig-zag stone friezes were also common to the style. US Treasury architect Louis A. Simon designed the building.
The Young County courthouse was constructed in 1932. Materials are limestone, concrete with granite.
Architects were Withers and Thompson, and the building was designed in Moderne style. This courthouse replace the 3-story limestone courthouse that was demolished in 1932.
The detail work above doors represents the history of the area, including cattle drives, settlement and expansion west, and the demise of the Native American population following the establishment of Fort Belknap.