Gillespie, IL 62033
Title of the artwork: “Illinois Farm”
Artists: Gustaf Dalstrom
I told myself when I first stated this project that I wasn’t going to post buildings I don’t have the artwork for. Well, the more I think about this it doesn’t truly reflect the work I’ve done to this point. In addition I can always re-visit the building and update the article.
So it is with this line of thinking that I’ve decided to proceed with posting the Gillespie article with-out having the pictures of the mural inside. Finding the lobbies closed is one of the challenges of visiting buildings during the weekend. If I remember correctly it was a Sunday and apparently in Gillespie they do NOT keep the building open, including the lobby.
So my next challenge is to get there on a Saturday when they are open, but for now please enjoy the exterior of the building.
Thanks for stopping by,
“Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service®. All rights reserved.”
- Personal visit on 8/08/2015 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.