Bethesda Post Office mural to reemerge at Regional Center

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Bethesda Now: It’s an important symbol of the New Deal era based on a piece of Bethesda history. But for the last 17 months, the old Bethesda Post Office mural has been sitting in Postal Service storage.  On Wednesday, the 1939 mural of the Bethesda Farm Women’s Market that was proudly displayed in the old Bethesda Post Office will be re-installed … Read More

Ukiah post office mural to be returned, but not to post office

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A large mural that hung in the lobby of the former Ukiah Post Office on North Oak Street has been restored and will hopefully be returning to Ukiah soon, according to the United States Postal Service. The mural, painted in 1936, was taken off its wall after the post office closed in January of 2012 and brought to Chicago, where it underwent a … Read More

Bronx GPO interior gets landmark status

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The Landmarks Conservancy has agreed to grant landmark protection status to the interior of the Bronx General Post Office, with its priceless murals by Ben Shahn, one of America’s leading Social Realist artists.  The exterior had been declared a landmark previously, so this extends protection to the interior as well.  Video here.

Historic Palmer Square post office in Princeton headed for sale

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The Postal Service moved another step closer toward shutting down the historic Palmer Square post office in Princeton, N.J.  A 30-day comment period began on August 9, giving citizens a chance to have input (not that it will matter).   The Postal Service wanted to sell the building back in 2011, but the process was delayed by the state’s Historic … Read More

Gretna gears up to save the post office, again

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For nearly 70 years, the people in Gretna, Louisiana, did their postal business at a beautiful post office built in 1936.  It had a New Deal mural entitled “Steamboats on the Mississippi,” painted by Stuart R. Purser in 1939. In 2003 the Postal Service announced that it wanted to close the post office and sell the building.  The city of … Read More