Oak Park, IL 60301
I took over 100 photographs here. As you can see by the size of this its a Grand Old Daddy of a building. Lots to see here, I know what you are saying to yourself. “It’s just a Post Office”. But hold on, its much more than that. Let me show you in pictures.
Today is part one of our five-part series featuring the Oak Park, Illinois Post Office. Today we showcase the building and the artifacts. Over the next four day’s I’ll showcase each one of the four murals located in the lobby of this great old post office.
Before I begin, I’d like to thank Deb, one of my followers who suggested I visit this one. I had no idea how wonderful this building was until she brought it to my attention. Thanks Deb, I hear by dedicate this series to you. Thanks again for following along.
Let’s start the tour with images of the actual building itself which is quite impressive.
If the actual building has not caught your attention let’s take a look at the wonderful artifacts found in the lobby.
Ok, so you must be saying to yourself… Ok so it’s an impressive building and has nice artifacts. But I’ve seen great buildings. Well folks in addition to the neat architecture. It also has artwork. Not one, not two, not three, but four murals in total. That’s right folks in addition to the great building and artifacts, we also have four murals here in Oak Park, Illinois.
There is so much here that I felt I’d break this up into a five-part series. Stay tuned for Part 2 the first mural tomorrow. What do you think of this great building? What interesting facts do you know about it. Would you like to share with us? Please leave a comment below.
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- Personal visit on 11/02/2013 by David, Post Office Freak
- (affiliate link) Democratic Vistas: Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal: [Hardcover] Marlene Park, Gerald E. Markowitz
- The Living New Deal (http://www.livingnewdeal.org)
- (affiliate link) A Guide to Depression Era Art in Illinois Post Offices: [Pamphlet] Mary Emma Thompson, PH. D.