The Meadow at Old Chicago Post Office

Image Credit: Brodie Kerst

The story of the Old Chicago Post Office is the tale of how an iconic piece of architecture is getting a second chance at life. Constructed in 1921, the 13-story Art Deco structure is massive in scale, occupying two city blocks and containing more than 2.5 million square feet (over 57 acres) of floor area. Despite its size, stature, and recognition on the National Register of Historic Buildings, the Old Chicago Post Office fell victim to the modernization of the postal delivery system and was closed when a new more efficient facility was completed nearby. During most of the 20th Century, every piece of mail coming

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