Lenoir City, TN 37771
Title of the artwork: “Electrification”
Artists: David Stone Martin
HAPPY 4th of July Everyone!!!
I hope everyone is enjoying their day. I wanted to thank everyone for following and being fans of the United States Post Office. Of course I need to put my two cents in and hope the sell off and plundering of our National Post Office buildings slows or stops. Today we celebrate our freedom, even as one of our nations institutions continues to struggle. Let’s hope the powers that be will take time to reflect on this situation and take action to protect our post office buildings.
Starting today in honor of our Nations Celebration, I’m posting 4 in a row. Yes, you read that right, Four Tennessee post offices that were built under the Roosevelt administration. Just my small way of celebrating our independence. I hope you enjoy the next few days.
July 4th Lenoir City Tennessee
July 5th Sweetwater Tennessee
July 6th Rockwood Tennessee
July 7th Dayton Tennessee
You know you hit the jackpot when you leave a post office having taken 40 photographs. But just check out that mural! How cool is that? But wait there’s more, check out the old photographs in lobby and news clippings. What a treat that someone took the time to save these wonderful treaures and artifacts.
Were you a part of preserving the news clippings displayed here? Are there other historical stuff somewhere in a local library that I don’t know about? Will you be the first to enlighten me?
Thanks for stopping by
“Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service®. All rights reserved.”
- Personal visit on 4/02/2013 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