1937 Neillsville Post Office                                                                          #15


From 1913-1943, the U.S. Treasury administered the mural program, under which 1% of the cost of post office buildings' construction was to be designated to artwork. In many cases, large murals were placed over the door to the postmaster's office. Two general themes had to be followed: postal delivery or local history. John Van Koert painted Neillsville's post office mural in 1940. The theme of the mural is the historic story of Clark County's vote for the location of the county seat. Folklore spins the yarn of free whiskey being offered to men on the north side of the O'Neill Creek to hamper their ability to cross the log boom in order to vote. NR

EL – The structure is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
LR – The structure is listed on the Local Historic Register
NR – The structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places