Main Post Office Murals – Flushing NY

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Description

The post office contains a massive set of murals by Vincent Aderente that wrap around the interior of the lobby. The murals depicts scenes from the early history of the twelve communities served by the Flushing Post Office. Some sources suggest that the murals were funded by the Civil Works Administration through the Public Works of Art Project, administered by the Treasury Department, in 1933-34, though further confirmation of this is needed.

Source notes

Wikipedia - United States Post Office (Flushing, Queens)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyg/451279087/in/photostream/

http://forgotten-ny.com/2015/07/flushing-post-office/

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on June 28, 2013.

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Location Info


4165 Main St.
Flushing, NY 11355

Coordinates: 40.756405, -73.828670

2 comments on “Main Post Office Murals – Flushing NY

  1. John B. Lietz

    I grew up in Jackson Heights from November, 1941 to June, 1962 and have memories of Jackson Heights, Corona and Flushing. I never had the need to use the Flushing, USPO and just wondering what is the story behind each drawing. Does each drawing reflect the town’s history?

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