Opening Ceremony, May 15, 1937
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 General