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Logan Square Station Post Office – Chicago IL

Date added: February 14, 2016

This historic Logan Square Station post office in Chicago, Illinois was constructed with federal Treasury Department funds in 1933. The building is still in service.

Oak Park School Bas Reliefs – Aurora IL

Date added: February 1, 2016

Bas relief murals depicting agricultural and economic themes were completed between 1938 and 1940 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

Post Office – Geneva IL

Date added: September 8, 2015

The Geneva post office was constructed in 1938 with funds provided by the federal government. “Located within the Central Geneva Historic District , which contains 68 historic buildings (including Frank Lloyd Wright’s P. D. Hoyt House), the post office was… read more

Post Office Mural – Geneva IL

Date added: September 8, 2015

“When the federal government commissioned a mural for the post office in 1941, the painter, Manuel Bromberg, had to work out the subject matter with the people of the town. The title of the mural is ‘Fish Fry in the… read more

Gallatin County Courthouse – Shawneetown IL

Date added: July 27, 2015

According to the Illinois Office of the Governor, WPA crews built the new Shawneetown courthouse in 1938 after the flood of 1937 forced the original town to be relocated.

Phillips Park Golf Course – Aurora IL

Date added: July 10, 2015

In 1938, the WPA reconstructed and expanded this course, with possible assistance from the CCC. From the Phillips Park Golf Course website: During the Depression in 1934, the Civilian Conservation Corps undertook improvements to the golf course as part of… read more

Post Office (former) Murals – Des Plaines IL

Date added: May 13, 2015

The former Des Plaines post office and many other post offices, after having been commissioned by the WPA to create jobs, also lent their walls to the artists of the FAP, which commissioned around 1,200 murals and 300 sculptures for… read more

Field Museum Murals – Chicago IL

Date added: May 13, 2015

Julius Moessel worked under the Federal Art Project, and the WPA Federal Project Number One. He created an astonishing eighteen murals. The 7′ x 9′ panels were created for the Chicago Field Museum’s “Plants of the World Exhibit”, specifically for… read more

City Hall Mural – Chicago IL

Date added: May 13, 2015

In 1936, when Edward Millman was the state director of mural projects for the FAP, he was commissioned to convert a blank 400 square-foot wall in the City Hall offices of the former Bureau of Water (current Service Center) into… read more

Alton National Cemetery Improvements – Alton IL

Date added: April 12, 2015

“In 1938, the Alton Cemetery Association made an initial offer to donate land for a national cemetery with a proviso that the government build a rostrum or permanent speaker’s stand for use on Memorial Day. Once the offer was accepted,… read more

Western Illinois University: Simpkins Hall – Macomb IL

Date added: April 2, 2015

“Simpkins Hall is located just west of Sherman Hall, on the campus of Western Illinois University, and opened in 1939.   The building at that time was called the “Training School” or “Lab School.”  It was here that Western student teachers,… read more

Armory (demolished) – Rock Island IL

Date added: March 15, 2015

The historic Rock Island Armory was constructed with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds between 1936 and 1937. The PWA supplied a $147,272 grant for the project, whose total cost was $359,626. The structure was demolished in… read more

Mt. Vernon Township High School Expansion – Mt. Vernon IL

Date added: March 15, 2015

Mt. Vernon Township high school was expanded during the 1930s with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The school’s original building B was supplemented by three new structures Buildings A, D, and E (a classroom building, an… read more