Post Office Mural – Somerville MA

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The lobby of the old post office (now privately owned) contains a New Deal mural entitled “A Skirmish between Bristish and Colonists,” which was painted in 1937 by Ross E. Moffett. The mural was funded by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts.

(Here is another photo of the mural that appeared in the Boston Globe, November 29, 2014)

Ross Moffett 1937 mural in former Union Square Post Office in Somerville, Mass.

Mural in former Somerville MA Post Office, 2014
Ross Moffett 1937 mural in former Union Square Post Office in Somerville, Mass.  Source
Photo Credit: MATTHEW J. LEE/GLOBE STAFF

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http://www.wpamurals.com/massachu.htm

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on April 20, 2014.

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Location Info


237 Washington St.
Somerville, MA 02143

Coordinates: 42.3797596, -71.09359649999999

One comment on “Post Office Mural – Somerville MA

  1. As of May 2014, the Somerville Main Post Office is not privately owned. USPS relocated postal services to a nearby retail space, leaving the building vacant. The title to the building, and the fate of the Moffett mural, remain unresolved pending possible litigation due to violations of federal preservation and relocation laws by USPS.

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