210 2nd Ave
Rock Falls, IL 61071
Welcome to another Saturday edition. Saturday’s I like to highlight older post offices most often these were created during the depression era of the 1930′s. My favorite post office’s most often, have murals in the lobby or some other form of artwork. The Rock Falls is special in that it does not have a mural but rather Plaster Cast Relief as artwork.
The tile of the one of the reliefs is “Farming by Hand” and the other one is “The Manufacture of Farm Implements”. They were created in 1939 by Curt Drewes. There are several separate pieces and I show each one below.
I’m not sure what to make of this one? I’m happy to see an older building but the front Blue Shade just doesn’t do anything for me. It almost looks as if this was an afterthought to get the name of the post office out in front where people can see it.
I also remember this being a challenge to photograph. One of the reasons for this is because the sun was setting behind the building, so naturally this sort of block out the front of the building and makes it darker and more difficult to see. What I end up doing is walking closer to the building and try to cut out the sun so it does not shine right into the camera. I think it turned out pretty good. What do you think?
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