Main Post Office (former) Mural – Cleveland OH

Project type: Art, Murals
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Description

This oil on canvas mural, entitled “Post Office Interiors,” was painted by Jack Greitzer in 1936 for the new main post office, which was completed in 1934. The mural still hangs in the original building, which was renamed the M.K. Ferguson building but is now known as the Tower City Center.

From Covering History: Revisiting Federal Art in Cleveland, 1933-43 by Sharon Dean and Karal Marling: “In all, artwork was commissioned for 19 post offices in the Cleveland area. In 2006, only eight are still operational. In those eight, the artwork from the Depression era was still present, though almost all needed cleaning and modest restoration. …

Three of the post office buildings had new uses, but retained their Federal artworks: the downtown Cleveland post office had become an office building (two panels; Post Office Interiors by Jack J. Greitzer)…”

Source notes

Sharon E. Dean and Karal Ann Marling, Covering History: Revisiting Federal Art in Cleveland, 1933-43. The Cleveland Public Library and the Cleveland Artists Foundation, 2006. (Quote: pp. 24-25).

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Location Info


1500 West 3rd Street
Cleveland, OH 44113

Location notes: The building is now known as the Tower City Center.

Coordinates: 41.497364, -81.695699

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