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I love the rusted decay of this door on the Harrison Street side of the old Chicago Main Post Office, which has been abandoned since 1997. Sixty hulking, empty acres of floorspace - 2.5 million square feet - just a short walk from downtown. The place still amazes me, in both its gargantuan size and its emptiness.

November 19, 2013 in Chicago Observations, Photography | Permalink


Is that the post office where Richard Wright worked (and which inspired his posthumously published novel about postal workers)? If so, lots of literary history there...

Posted by: Jeff at Nov 20, 2013 10:41:18 PM

I would guess that's the same post office where he worked. The building was built in 1921, so the timeframe is right, plus there would have been thousands of postal workers employed there then.

Posted by: Pete at Nov 21, 2013 8:53:18 AM