Pittsfield, IL 62363
Title of the artwork: “River Boat and Bridge”
Artists: William Schwartz
The first thing that sticks when viewing this mural are deep colors.
The building itself is also unique. Most of the New Deal Building have flat roofs and have a box-like appearance. The Pittsfield building has a roof you can clearly see along with one of those decorative gazebos things on the top. Does someone out there know what the technical name of this is called?
When I was younger I poured over Architectural Digest magazines. I enjoyed seeing all the different style houses. I think my post office obsession is a way of feeding this piece of my life. I enjoy all the different style buildings. This also explains why I also notice such things as the roof and various decorative bricks used in the construction of the buildings.
Where one person just views it as another building or post office. I notice the details and effort that was put into buildings during this era.
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“Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service®. All rights reserved.”
- Personal visit on 5/03/2015 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.