Columbia MO (Old) Post OfficePost Office, Columbia, became: Federal Building, Youseum, and Columbia College Nursing
Originally the Columbia post office, when the post office moved to Walnut St, the building was converted into the Federal Building, then became the Youzeum, and now is the office for the nursing program at Columbia College. There were 2 murals for the post office that were moved from the post office to other locations over the time that the building was renovated to be the Federal Building. “Pony Express” was eventually moved to the City Council chambers. “Indians Watching Stagecoach in the Distance” was initially retrieved by the demolition team and stored in a barn. It was subsequently placed at the entrance to the Federal Building. Now, both murals are in the National Archives at Kansas City, dedicated May 2010.
Park and Markowitz, Democratic Vistas, Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal, 1984. National Archives press release, 5/19/2010.
Project originally submitted by Charles Swaney on January 16, 2013.
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