United States Post Office–Bronx Central Annex

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Bronx Central Annex-U.S. Post Office
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Bronx Post Office, March 2010
United States Post Office–Bronx Central Annex is located in New York City
United States Post Office–Bronx Central Annex
Location 558 Grand Concourse, New York, New York
Coordinates 40°49′8″N 73°55′37″W / 40.81889°N 73.92694°W / 40.81889; -73.92694Coordinates: 40°49′8″N 73°55′37″W / 40.81889°N 73.92694°W / 40.81889; -73.92694
Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built 1935
Architect Ellett, Thomas Harlan; Shahn, Ben
Governing body U.S. Postal Service
NRHP Reference # 80002584[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 6, 1980
Designated NYCL September 14, 1976

Bronx Central Annex-U.S. Post Office is a historic post office building located at the Bronx, New York, United States. It was built from 1935 to 1937, and designed by consulting architect Thomas Harlan Ellett (1880-1951) for the Office of the Supervising Architect. Constructed of smooth gray brick and is surrounded by a granite terrace, the building features graceful window openings set within marble arches. On the terrace are two sculptures dating to 1936: "The Letter" by Henry Kreis and "Noah" by Charles Rudy. The interior features 13 mural panels inspired by Walt Whitman's poem I See America Working. They were executed by Ben Shahn (1898-1969) and his wife Bernarda Bryson Shahn (1903-2004) and were completed in August 1939.[2]

It was listed as a New York City Landmark on September 14, 1976,[3] and on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

The U.S. Postal Service may sell this office to cut costs and move it to another location.[4]

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