Modesto post office murals shipped to Virginia


Two Depression-era murals from Modesto’s historic downtown post office were tucked away in a storage shed, virtually forgotten, for more than four decades.

When the lost artwork finally was recovered two years ago, there was great joy and promises they’d be reunited with the other Ray Boynton murals on display in the building’s lobby.  But that hasn’t happened.  Before the federal Government Services Agency wrapped up its sale of the post office to private investors last month, it shipped off those two murals to a warehouse in Virginia.  Read more