The post office in Gillespie was completed in 1935 with funds provided by the Treasury Department. It is also the site of Gustaf Dahlstrom’s oil on canvas mural, entitled “Illinois Farm,” completed in 1936 with funds provided by the Treasury…read more
Gustaf Dahlstrom painted this oil on canvas mural, entitled “Illinois Farm,” in 1936, for the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. It is viewable in the lobby of the Gillespie post office.
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New Deal Maps
Check out our latest map and guide to the work of the New Deal in Washington, D.C. It includes 500 New Deal sites in the District alone, highlighting 34 notable sites, and includes an inset map of the area around the National Mall which can be used for self-guided walking tours.