Melrose Park Public Library Mural – Melrose Park IL

Description

The Melrose Park Library is located in the building that was previously the main post office for Melrose Park. In 2007 “Airmail” was rediscovered hidden by a drop ceiling. It was painted by Edwin Boyd Johnson in 1937 with funding from the Treasury Section of Fine Arts.

Medium: fresco
Size: 8′ long, 4 1/2 high
Restoration Info: Restored by Parma Conservation and returned to Melrose Park in 2010.

Source notes

http://www.flickr.com/photos/melroseparklibrary/4090175213/in/set-72157622770613092/

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Location Info


801 N. Broadway
Melrose Park, IL 60160

Location notes: In Melrose Park Historic Center, connected to the Melrose Park Library

Coordinates: 41.894714, -87.856251

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