• Post Office - Spring Valley NY
    "In 1931, Congress authorized 136 new post offices and extensions to existing ones in New York as part of an amendment to the Public Buildings Act it had passed five years earlier. The construction was meant to offer relief with the worsening of the Great Depression. Spring Valley's would not begin construction for another five years, in 1936. The site was purchased from a local lumber company that year. Construction began later that year, and the building opened in 1937. Its Colonial Revival design, by Treasury Department Supervising Architect Louis A. Simon, is unique to Spring Valley among the many Colonial...
  • Post Office Mural - Spring Valley NY
    The historic Spring Valley post office contains an example of New Deal artwork: a Treasury Section of Fine Arts mural titled "Waiting for the Mail," painted by Stephen Etnier in 1938.