1160 Broadway St.
Hamilton, IL 62341
Title of the artwork: “On The River ”
Artists: Edmund D. Lewandowski
January 10, 2012
Hamilton was my goal for this road trip. My research reveled that it had an interesting mural. This fact also brought to my attention, that it most likely is an older post office. So with this knowledge in hand, a tank full of gas, two ham sandwiches, I set out and drove to Hamilton Illinois.
I was not disappointed when I first spotted the building. The design and look of the building immediately gave away its age. I took pictures of the exterior and the corner-stone at the lower left corner then headed inside.
The mural is beautiful and even more impressive in person. The artist signed the mural on the lower left corner of the piece. Viewing these works of art is a delight and the reason I created this website.
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- Personal visit on 1/10/2012 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.