East Alton, IL 62024
Title of the art: “The Letter”
Artists: Frances Foy
Type: Mural / Painting
I had awesome weather in early May of 2015. I decided to head out and grab a few Illinois post offices. The best part about the East Alton building is that it’s right in the middle of the neighborhood.
To be honest it almost threw me off as I was driving around to find it. The majority of the time buildings like this are in business districts or on a main road through town. Not the case for the East Alton building.
Prior to visiting I did a little research about the mural. In fact it’s one of the smaller murals I’ve come across. Typically you see murals that span the width of the lobby in a building of this size.
In fact I have a hard time calling this one a mural. I would describe it more as a painting than an actual mural, due to its physical size.
Additional notes, the retail lobby was closed when I visited. The images below were taken through the glass doors. I think they turned out pretty good.
I really like the light colors and nature feeling this mural gives exhibits. What do you like about this painting/mural? Please comment and share below.
Thanks for stopping by
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- Personal visit on 5/03/2015 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.