This Is the Story Behind the Blackhawks Mural on the Old Main Post Office (Chicago)

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DOWNTOWN Chicago — Driving west on Congress out of the city, there’s a can’t-miss Blackhawks mural inside the broken-windowed, vacant Old Main Post Office.

The four-paneled mural, held to the wall by hammered-in wood, has been a constant sight at the former post office since 2010, when the Blackhawks were in the midst of winning their first Stanley Cup since 1961 and their first of three over a six-year span.

As Mayor Rahm Emanuel moves to have the city seize the property at 433 W. Van Buren St., the people behind the mural — actually one of three painted by Chris Toepfer — want it saved and are telling its story for the first time.



Written by Lisa.Bowes

January 14th, 2002 at 1:30 am

Posted in USPS

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