LaGrange, IN 46761
Title of the artwork: “Corn School”
Artists: Jessie Hull Mayer
Stopping at the Lagrange post office made my day. This is one great post office.
When you first step into the building you notice the wooden vestibule. Once inside the lobby a great mural is displayed on the wall. Antique yellow glass lights hang from the ceiling.
Another great feature is the historic photographs on the wall. As I was taking pictures the postmaster appeared in the window. We talked for a few minutes, it was such a treat to meet her. As we were talking she mentioned her favorite post office. I’ve added it to the list.
I took lots of pictures but did not notice any dedication plaque. The corner stone on the exterior of the building has the date 1939. James A. Farley as postmaster general. John M. Carmody as the Federal Works Administrator. W Englebert Reynolds, Commissioner of Public Buildings. Louis A. Simon supervising architect and Neal A. Melick supervising engineer.
Thanks for reading
“Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service®. All rights reserved.”
- Personal visit on 12/28/2011 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 at (http://www.livingnewdeal.org)
- (affiliate link): A Simple and Vital Design: The Story of the Indiana Post Office Murals: John C. Carlisle