Post Office - Bethesda MD
The historic New Deal post office building in Bethesda, Maryland, sometimes misattributed to the WPA, was constructed with Treasury Department funds. The “new, classically inspired post office was built on Wisconsin Avenue. The neo-Georgian building was constructed out of native stone trucked in from the Stoneyhurst Quarries out River Road…” (http://www.bethesdamagazine.com)
The post office remained in use until 2012, when “faced with mounting financial difficulties, the USPS [United States Postal Service] closed it in 2012 and sold it for $4 million to the Donohoe Companies.”
The New Deal mural from the post office has been restored and relocated to Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center.
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on May 11, 2012.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.
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