East Moline, IL 61244
Title of the artwork: “Early Settlers”
Artists: Edgar Britton
I like the look of this building. The arch above the windows stick out for me. I was lucky to have nice weather for this trip. The funny thing is I had to make the guy parked out front move his car. Sorry but I really wanted unobstructed pictures.
Ok, well I didn’t actually make him move. He observed I was trying to get pictures and asked if I wanted him to move. I agreed, and said, yes please. And that is how is goes some times. I like when people are kind enough to notice and help out when they can.
This is a great mural. It is taller than most murals I’ve viewed. Often times you see murals above the postmasters office door, often in landscape format. But for this one you see it hanging vertical on the wall in portrait format. Pretty interesting change of scenery.
What are your thoughts of the mural? Of the building? What do you like about it? Please comment and share below.
Update February 27, 2016
So it was pointed out the cornerstone on this one is quite unique. I have to be honest I had no idea how unique it was until a reader of mine pointed it out to me.
Here is the thing, I have had a hard time photographing the granite corer stones. They are really hard to read. The East Moline, IL post office corner stone is a perfect example. In my original article I only posted one close up image of the date, which is really all I was interested in at first. The rest of the images didn’t turn out very well.
However, since there has been more interest in this one I’ve decided to update the photo gallery below with additional images. I hope you enjoy these.
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- Personal visit on 8/16/2015 by David, Post Office Freak
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