Bronx New Deal - Photo #245 - Bronx General Post Office

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Opening ceremony
Opening Ceremony, May 15, 1937[2]
Bronx General Post Office, 558 Grand Concourse at East 149th Street, July 2014, An endangered New Deal landmark: architecture, sculpture, and murals, photographed shortly before it was sold off to a corporate developer, Youngwoo & Associates, in early September of the same year.
“The Bronx General Post Office Building and its notable interior lobby were planned and constructed between 1934-37. The architectural design was executed by Thomas Harlan Ellett. The space contains a series of 13 mural panels created by noted artists Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson ... Funding came from the Public Works Administration and the architectural design was overseen by the Federal government's Office of the Supervising Architect, of which Ellett was a temporary employee ... Integral to the design of the Bronx Ge