Roberto Clemente Station
2339 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
January 3, 2012
The Logan Square (Chicago) IL post office is also known as the Roberto Clemente Station. The stone logo above the front entrance of the building indicates this post office as (Logan Square). However, when you perform a search for the address, the name Roberto Clemente appears.
This happens to be the second post office building I’ve come across with this type of architecture. The Pilsen Station is very similar in design. The post office was named in honor of Roberto Clemente a famous baseball player from the 1960 & 1970 according to this USA Today Article. Another great example of art commissioned by the Section of Fine Arts.
There is also a great piece of metal artwork on the wall inside the lobby. Its titled “The Post” and done by Hildreth Meiere in 1937 according to WPAMurals.com website.
While looking around I discovered the stamped stone indicating the postmaster and treasury. The stone was behind the Fedex box making this difficult to photograph. The stone on the front of the building indicated the following. Henry Morgenthau Jr as the Secretary of the Treasury. James A Farley as postmaster general. Louis A Simon as supervising architect, Neal A MeLick supervising engineer and John C Bollenbacher. The date on the building reads 1935.
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