Evanston, IL 60201
Title to the artwork: “Throwing Mail” and “Mail Handler”
Artists: Robert I. Russin
Type: Cast Aluminum with Gold Leaf
Title of the Artwork: “The Message” and “The Answer”
Artists: Armin A. Scheler
Year: 1940, 1941
Type: Limestone Reliefs
On Saturday’s I like to highlight some of the more elaborate post offices I have been too. Today’s featured post office is Evanston Illinois. Evanston was one of my first exposures to what would become my addiction to post offices. The sheer size and memorabilia inside the Evanston post offices is really amazing. At least at the time I started this post office obsession.
I initially visited this one in 2003 and remember spending more time than usual when I visit post offices. I had no idea the lobby had this great exhibit, It was like visiting a museum. The exterior of the building reminds you of the great museums downtown like the Art institute or the Field Museum.
The artwork is large and beautiful. I don’t think I really appreciated it at the time but looking back and reflecting on my visit, I’ve come to realize what a treasure the Evanston, IL Post Office truly is. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed my visit.
Thanks for reading
“Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service®. All rights reserved.”
- Personal visit on 9/18/2003 by David, Post Office Freak
- Illinois New Deal Post Office List (www.postofficefreak.com)
- (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.