Terre Haute, IN 47802
Title of the artwork: “The Signing of the Magna Charta”
Artists: Frederick Well Ross
I had no idea I would be able to view this one. But luckily during our visit the building was open and we were able to walk right in.
I dragged the wife and kid along for this trip. I think they enjoyed seeing it.
I’m completely blow away at the beauty of these old buildings. The long ornate lobby reminds me of the of the downtown Nashville building.
You have to really be on the look out for the cornerstone. It is really hard to read and its off on the side of the building. I often wonder what is going through people’s minds as they observe me casing out the building? At any rate, I mean no harm, just looking for the cornerstone.
To be honest I had to look up what the Magna Charta was. I know we talked about it in history class because the name is familiar. But to be honest I didn’t remember and had to look it up.
Were you like me? Did you have to look it up? Come on be honest. Maybe you are already a history buff and knew it. Please comment and share below.
Thanks for stopping by
“Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service®. All rights reserved.”
- Personal visit on 9/5/2015 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 at (http://www.livingnewdeal.org)
- Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terre_Haute_Post_Office_and_Federal_Building)
- National Park Service (www.nps.gov)
- Tribune Star (http://www.tribstar.com/news/lifestyles/historical-treasure-downtown-u-s-post-office-is-a-classic/article_22e8120b-4ed9-53fc-a115-eaed6b49345c.html)