Clinton, IL 61727
Title of the artwork: “Clinton Winter”
Artists: Aaron Bohrod
In early February 2012 I decided to take another road trip. The Clinton, IL Post Office is one stop during this trip.
For my new readers, these are some of my favorite post offices. Take a look at the photos and you will see why. The artwork is amazing and the actual building has “Character”. So you want to know why I visit post offices and take photographs? This is a prime example.
Not only does this one have art, but it is also named in honor of Gene Vance. Clinton was the hometown of Gene and in 2006 congress named this post office in honor of him. Talk about being up to date with my post. Apparently he recently passed according the article.
I’m glad I visited during regular business hours as the mural is above the sales counter. This section of the lobby is locked and closed during non-business hours. The lady at the counter was very pleasant and allow me to photograph the mural.
Thanks for reading,
“Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service®. All rights reserved.”
- Personal visit on 2/12/2012 by David, Post Office Freak
- (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.