Kingsessing Station Post Office (former) Murals – Philadelphia PA

Description

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s old Kingsessing Station post office hosted a pair of New Deal murals: “Philadelphia Waterways with Ben Franklin Bridge” and “View of Downtown Philadelphia Skyline,” that were installed in the post office lobby in 1939. The murals were painted by Moses and Raphael Soyer.

Upon relocation of postal services in Kingsessing, the murals were removed from the old post office. Presently the murals hang along the back wall of the offices of USPS’s Philadelphia Metro District—a facility near the city’s primary mail processing plant that is not accessible to the public. The murals have been sliced vertically into multiple segments and framed accordingly. Sadly, even if one does have the opportunity to visit this facility, no photos are allowed.

Source notes

Personal visit to facility.
http://www.wpamurals.com/pennsylv.htm

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 4, 2015.

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Location Info


USPS Metro Philadelphia District Offices
Philadelphia, PA 19153

Location notes: Restricted-access facility

Coordinates: 39.906671, -75.230605

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