212 Miner Ave W
Ladysmith, WI 54848
Last week I was up in Wisconsin volunteering on the Ice Age Trail. When I finished on Sunday I though I’d jet up to Ladysmith to photograph the building. I was excited when I first observed the building. It is a classic WPA era building with the signature corner-stone on the lower left of the building.
When I initially looked into this one I noticed it was listed as having a mural. The wpamural webiste list the name of the work “Development of The Land” by Elsa Jemne. But I did nothing to find anything else out. When I visited on Sunday the building was closed. I tried to peer through the windows but could not see the mural. So while I was sitting outside I check my phone and found out this one has been painted over. “Painted Over” I said out loud to myself. How could artwork like this be painted over?
I know absolutely nothing about the circumstances surrounding the history of this building or the mural that once graced the lobby. So Ladysmith is another one of those post office I’ll need to re-visit and research more. I have a burning desire to find out what the mural looked like and maybe just maybe gain enough interest to maybe find out if its possible to recover it.
Does anyone else know about the Ladysmith Wisconsin Post Office? Does anyone happen to have any old photographs of this building or the mural that once existed? I’d love to hear from you if you do?
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