Downers Grove, IL 60515
Title of the artwork: “Chicago, Railroad Center of the Nation”
Artists: Elizabeth Tracy
Hey, have I got a treat for you today. Of course it’s Saturday and I like to highlight really special post offices on Saturday’s. I knew the Downers Grove Illinois Post Office had a mural, but I wasn’t expecting the old historic photos in the lobby or the well maintained building. But I found all of this during my visit in January of this year.
It was a bitterly cold day and there was still snow on the ground but this didn’t stop me from standing out side and waiting for a few moments so I could get photos of the exterior of the building. Luckily I’m a patient person. What can you tell me about this wonderful post office? Have you worked here. Where did the old photos come from? Any idea who took them?
Thanks for stopping by
“Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service®. All rights reserved.”
- Personal visit on 1/30/2013 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)
- (affiliate link) A Guide to Depression Era Art in Illinois Post Offices: [Pamphlet] Mary Emma Thompson, PH. D.