Santa Monica Post Office – Santa Monica CA

Description

The distinctive and historic New Deal post office in Santa Monica was constructed in 1937-8 with federal Treasury Department funds.

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Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on June 10, 2011.

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Location Info

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1248 Fifth St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Coordinates: 34.019078, -118.496460

3 comments on “Santa Monica Post Office – Santa Monica CA

  1. Andrew Laverdiere

    I drove by the post office today and was saddened to see chain link fence around the building and a sign talking about its redevelopment.

  2. Is there a photo of the mural Stanton Wright painted for the post office?
    In “They Started Talking”, page 106, director Frank Tuttle wrote that in the group representing motion pictures, Stan’s models were Gloria Stuart, Leo Carillo, and him.

    Tuttle had taken art classes with him as a teenager.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Tuttle
    http://www.abebooks.com/Started-Talking-Frank-Tuttle-BearManor-Media/10520667355/bd

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