Chicago, IL 60699
Title of the artwork: “Advent of The Pioneer – 1833”
Artists: Frances Foy
My initial visit to the Cardiss Collins post office was back in 2003. At the time I was just getting familiar with artwork and murals. When I first saw this one I was like wow! this is one big post office. It also appeared to me like it was a newer building. Naturally, I was surprised to find not only a mural in the lobby but also an old rural buggy. I was really excited and stayed to read the plaque and signs.
Fast forward to 2012 and a lot has happened since I first visited the Cardiss Collins center. The postal service has been studying ways to decrease cost and the Cardiss Collins could possibility be one processing center affected in this study. Only the future will tell what becomes of this location.
I’m thankful that I was able to visit and observe the mural and buggy. I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed visiting.
Thanks for reading
“Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service®. All rights reserved.”
- Personal visit on 9/11/2003 by David, Post Office Freak
- Illinois New Deal Post Office List (www.postofficefreak.com)
- (affiliate link) Democratic Vistas: Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal: [Hardcover] Marlene Park, Gerald E. Markowitz
- Living New Deal: (www.livingnewdeal.org)
- (affiliate link) A Guide to Depression Era Art in Illinois Post Offices: [Pamphlet] Mary Emma Thompson, PH. D.