100 NE Monroe St.
Peoria, IL 61601
Title of the artwork: “Postal Service”, “Judiciary”, “Agriculture”, “Industry”
Artists: Freeman Schoolcraft
Type: Limestone Reliefs
Another beautiful day for photographing old post offices. These were taken back in June of 2015. Here is why I’m just posting it now. See I take road trips and perform my site visits way in advanced of ever creating the articles. So when I return I have a backlog of photos that need to be sorted, saved and renamed. After this is done I then need to resize the photos. After I resize the photos I need to create the article you are now enjoying.
All this work means I have a pretty large backlog of work that needs to get done. Eventually as the winter months keep me inside more I’ll be able to catch up. But for now please enjoy the beautiful former Peoria post office and court-house.
I was pleasantly surprised these are located on the exterior of the building. No need to wait for the lobby to open or to have other objects in the way. I can just walk up and start photographing. What are your thoughts of limestone reliefs? Please comment and share below.
Thanks for stopping by
“Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service®. All rights reserved.”
- Personal visit on 6/27/2015 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.