Penataquit Station Post Office Sculpture – Bay Shore NY

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“In addition to its architectural importance, the [downtown post office in Bay Shore, New York] contains a noteworthy relief sculpture entitled Speed by Wheeler Williams that was commissioned by the Treasury Section of Painting and Sculpture in 1936. This was one of the New Deal art programs during the 1930’s which created murals and other public art for public buildings. Williams emphasizes the speed of communication by mail with his sculpted image of Mercury, the messenger and god of commerce and travel. The Penataquit Station Post Office was entered in the National Register of Historic Places on November 17, 1988.”

(www.bayshorecommerce.com)

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Location Info


10 Bay Shore Ave.
Bay Shore, NY 11706

Coordinates: 40.7233574, -73.246637

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