Post Office – Oyster Bay NY

Description

The historic 1936 post office in Oyster Bay, New York was constructed as a federally sponsored Public Works Administration (PWA) project with Treasury Department funds. A 1933 article in the Suffolk County News described the PWA allotments for this and other nearby post offices:

“Actual allotments for post office buildings in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, amounting to $502,430, have been made by the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works. This sum will provide three new post office buildings in Suffolk and four in Nassau, as follows: Suffolk—Bay Shore, $71,270; East Hampton, $73,400; Riverhead, $81,000. Nassau—Floral Park, $67,760; Garden City, $84,300; Port Washington, $65,300; Oyster Bay, $59,430.”

The post office, which houses numerous examples of New Deal artwork, is still in use today.

Source notes

"Allotments Totalling $502,430 Made By PWA for New Post Offices on L. I."; Suffolk County News [Sayville, NY], Dec. 15, 1933 (page 9).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Post_Office_%28Oyster_Bay,_New_York%29
http://www.wpamurals.com/newyork.htm

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 13, 2014.

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Location Info


1 Shore Ave.
Oyster Bay, NY 11771

Coordinates: 40.874077, -73.53314

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