Deer Lodge, MT 59722
Title of the artwork: “James and Granville Stuart Prospecting in Deer Lodge Valley – 1858″
Artists: Verona Burkhard
You’re really going to like this one. I mean just looking at the exterior of this building I knew it was going to be a gem the first time I saw the building. I was not disappointed when I finally got a closer look at this Post Office.
Just off to the right of the steps is an interpretative plaque describing a little history of the Deer Lodge Post Office. Once you enter the building you are immediately drawn to the amazing and beautiful mural above the Postmaster’s door. When I think of Montana this is the scene that first comes to mind. So needless to say I was very happy to see it. As for Montana Post office murals there are only a few so you can imagine my delight to have been able to visit this one and share it with you. The only drawback was the newer USPS sign in front of this classic 30’s style building.
What do you know about this one? Did you help research this building? Where you the one’s responsible for the plaque out front? Please share your comments below. I’d really like to read them.
Thanks for stopping by
“Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service®. All rights reserved.”
- Personal visit on 6/22/2012 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 at (http://www.livingnewdeal.org)