Mount Carroll, IL 61053
Title of the artwork: “Rural Scenes – Wakarusa Valley”
Artists: Irene Bianucci
Taking a break from my California series of photographs. Saturday’s I like to feature a more in-depth article about some of the fancier post offices. So today I bring you the Mount Carroll, IL Post Office.
In March of this year I took several road trips to specifically take pictures of some of the ones with murals. The Mount Carroll was one of the stops. It was another beautiful day for a drive and great lighting to photograph.
What really stood out for on this visit was just how clean it looked. I’m guessing the meticulous landscaping well maintained exterior has a lot to do with it. I’m glad someone has taken the time to preserve this building, and mural.
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“Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service®. All rights reserved.”
- Personal visit on 3/20/2012 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.