Dickson, TN 37055
Title of the artwork: “People of the Soil”
Artists: Edwin Boyd Johnson
Yes, I’ll express my disappointment in finding this building in disrepair. Apparently the building was sold off some time ago and is now under private ownership. Presumably private ownership, as I was only able to get a little bit of information from some local folks. They reported they think its a private residents house.
I knocked on the door just trying to get a glimpse of the mural. But no luck, apparently nobody was home and since I was unfamiliar with the status of the building did not want to take pictures inside the windows. I was sad to see the corner stone starting to break apart. I wonder how this could be restored, or saved? I wonder if the current owners would help.
I left my business card in the hopes that I would hear from someone. Anyone who could let me know more about it. So now it’s just a waiting game. Who can help? Who can tell me more about this building? When was it sold off? Is it really a private home? Why wasn’t the mural saved or transferred? I’d really like to see it up close and photograph it.
Please Mr. Owner of this building, would you be so kind as to let a lover of this artwork into your building to see it up close? I would really appreciate it.
Thanks for stopping by
“Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service®. All rights reserved.”
- Personal visit on 3/31/2013 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 (http://www.livingnewdeal.org)
- (affiliate link): Tennessee Post Office Murals: Howard Hull