Selling Off New Deal Post Offices

Palm Beach Post Office
Palm Beach Post Office

During the New Deal, the federal government built over 1,100 post offices, and many of them are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The New Deal also commissioned murals and sculptures for many of these post offices, as well as for libraries, schools and other public buildings.  A thousand post offices in the country “continue to house this uniquely American art for people to enjoy as they go about their daily lives”….

Continue reading on the terrific website, Save the Rhinecliff Post Office, which has many examples of New Deal post offices being sold off by the bankrupt US Postal Service.

Richard A Walker is the director of the Living New Deal.

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