Historic post office in Venice, California: For Sale
May 7, 2011
Another historic post office, this one in Venice, California, is set to close. Like the one we posted about a few days ago, it's from the New Deal, built in 1939 by the Works Projects Administration. The full story is here, and a blog on "save the Venice post office" is here.
Like many New Deal public buildings, the Venice post office has some significant murals, including "The First Thirty Years of Venice’s History," by Edward Biberman, painted in 1941. That's Abbot Kinney in the middle, surrounded by the town he created. Here's an interview with Biberman.