Post Office – Kankakee IL

Description

Constructed by the Treasury Department in 1939.

Source notes

Park and Markowitz, Democratic Vistas, Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal, 1984.

Project originally submitted by Charles Swaney on April 11, 2013.

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Location Info


475 E Court St.
Kankakee, IL 60901

Coordinates: 41.12011580000001, -87.86023699999998

One comment on “Post Office – Kankakee IL

  1. Janet Fiore

    Great to find this information. Several years ago I asked the post office staff on two occasions about the reliefs and asked if they part of The New Deal. Three-four employees were asked and not one had any knowledge of the history of the impressive wood figures. One employee told me he would ask around and get back with me. Never did. So, they likely didn’t know the history of their building either. Just one tiny example of our ignorance of and total disregard for our place histories. I’m sure only a tiny percentage of the Kankakee, Illinois area people know about this historical building and its contents.

    Glad to have found the Living New Deal Project. Information there will put more meaning in future trips.

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