New Deal murals returning to Old Post Office in Kilgore, TX

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Longview News Journal: For decades, the New Deal murals of artist Xavier Gonzalez held places of honor on the walls of the 1939 post office in Kilgore, Texas. For the past 20 years, the artwork has been in the care of East Texas Oil Museum at Kilgore College.  As of Monday, they will be back home. The four works of … Read More

Rediscovering Wisconsin’s New Deal Post Offices and Murals

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During the Great Depression, the federal government built nearly two thousand post offices.  Over a thousand of them were adorned with murals, sculptures, and other art works celebrating American workers, local histories, and significant events. Wisconsin Post Office Mural Guidebook, by David W. Gates Jr., tells the story of the historic post offices in Wisconsin.  The guidebook provides an account of all … Read More

Postal Service may sell historic courthouse & post office in Meridian, MS

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Meridian Star: The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors are considering the potential purchase of the federal courthouse, which houses the post office on 9th Street in Meridian, Miss., as part of a permanent solution to the poor condition of the Lauderdale County Courthouse. District 1 Supervisor Jonathan Wells clarified Monday a report that appeared in The Meridian Star on Saturday, noting the county … Read More

USPS to close historic post office in Lihue, Hawaii, and sell the building

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The Garden Island: The historic Rice Street post office in Lihue, Hawaii, will be closing its doors. The U.S. Postal Service made the announcement Friday, after it spent nearly a year considering the decision. They did not give a date of the closure. “It’s a shame, but I can see why they’re doing it, especially with the parking,” said Karen … Read More

Local tech company to occupy historic Union Square post office in Somerville, MA

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thesomervilletimes.com: The historic Union Square Post Office building in Somerville, MA, will soon be home to RightHand Robotics, a local technology company that grew out of a team of researchers from Harvard, Yale and MIT. RightHand Robotics is a leader in end-to-end solutions that reduce the cost of e-commerce order-fulfillment across industries, bringing the latest technological developments from the lab … Read More