Oak Park, Illinois Post Office, right up there with Reno, Nevada’s former Post Office in regards to Art Deco beauty. There will be more from here…
Already got one ! http://artdecophoto.com/funny/penskull.jpg
Chicago2: ii: Still in All Saints Cemetery. Des Plaines. Next: We’ll work our way back to the city via Oak Park.
Chicago2: i: Starting off my Chicago2 series on a cheerful note: All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines, Illinois on a gloomy day. The Pius X monument artist is the same artist who dolled up the Blatz Bandshell in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Who that artist is, I have no idea. They kept architectural records on the bandshell (Fitzhugh Scott), not artistic.
Roxbury Park Bandshell illustration from the 1940 Opening Night Souvenir Program. Looks like something that Hugh Ferriss would draw. Unbelievably, it is still there ! 1430 Franklin Street Johnstown, PA 15905
The Muse of Music, Hollywood Bowl, 1941.
Now there’s an ugly-ass freeway behind it (that I’ve been stuck on 5 or 6 dozen times). Saw Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds there a couple years ago..
2008: Long Beach: Art Deco: On or near Atlantic Boulevard. Guess which one is Deco Echo. Guess which two are indicative that I’m up way past my bedtime…
2006: Long Beach, California, Art Deco: The Post Office. Completed in 1932 because the cornerstone says so.
2006: Long Beach, California: Art Deco… tomorrow we’ll go to the Post Office.
Now we go from the East Coast to the West Coast: 2006: Long Beach, California: Art Deco. Since I live in Long Beach, I better have a grip of photos to show you… the good, the bad, and the ugly…
3814 Union Pacific Avenue in East Los Angeles, California. Don’t know what the hell this place is or does. Fences on all sides, HUGE electrical transformer on the East side and NO signs anywhere declaring the name of the business. It’s never been painted so the concrete is going to pot and falling off in big chunks all over the place.
A War Bonds event at the Hollywood Bowl, 1944.
70 years ago in my hometown…