200 S. Second Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
My research reveled there was a mural installed in the old Clarksville post office. Which post office in Clarksville? I have no idea. The building I show in this article seems too old to have had artwork from the depression, but maybe I’m wrong. What little I did find, mentions F. Luis Mora and is titled “Arrival of Col. John Donaldson”. My research also revels this may have been destroyed. Does anyone out there know anything about the Clarksville mural? Better yet do you have pictures of it? Howard Hull’s book doesn’t even mention Clarksville.
I found the downtown Clarksville, TN building but this was from the 1960’s. I’m posting this article in hopes that someone out there has some information they’d be willing to share.
At the time I visited, I wasn’t willing to pay the admission since I was only interested in this section of the museum. After speaking with the front desk, I was also told there is no mural and the building was remodeled when it became the museum. No need to pay $7 for a quick look inside I said to myself. My wife was also waiting in the car and we were in a hurry to get dinner.
Now that I’m writing up this article, I kind of wish I would have taken the extra few minutes to see the interior of this old building. Although, I may not have seen anything related to the old post office days, I think it would have been neat just be inside such an old very beautiful building. So folks you can learn from my mistakes. If you get the chance to view the inside of this building I’s suggest you take a few minutes to go inside, and if you do please report back and comment below.
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- Personal visit on 9/6/2014 by David, Post Office Freak
- (affiliate link): Democratic Vistas: Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal: [Hardcover] Marlene Park, Gerald E. Markowitz
- Smithsonian American Art Museum (http://americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artwork/?id=17752)