Richland Center, WI 53581
Title of the artwork: “Decorative Interpretation of Unification of America through the Post”
Artists: Richard Brooks
Today’s featured post office is Richland Center Wisconsin. How do I know this is indeed the Richland Center Post Office? Well because I’ve had to visit this one twice now, the first time I visited was on a Sunday and the lobby was closed. So I followed up with another visit a few weeks after my fist visit to get inside and photograph the mural.
I have to say this is probably one of the most colorful murals I’ve seen in Wisconsin. The variety of bright colors makes this one unique. I was delighted to view it and photograph it. I’m not sure what to make of some of the missing detail. For instance if you look at the lady holding the baby or small child, there is no face. Kind of creepy but also interesting at the same time. The fact that she is at her post office mailbox holding a letter makes it that much more appealing for decorating this wonderful old building.
What do you think of this mural? Do you like the bright colors? Does the faceless child creep you out?
Thanks for stopping by
“Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service®. All rights reserved.”
- Personal visit on 6/5/2013 and 6/12/2013 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 at (http://www.livingnewdeal.org)