United States Post Office–Bronx Central Annex
Bronx Central Annex-U.S. Post Office
Bronx Post Office, March 2010
|Location:||558 Grand Concourse, New York, New York|
|Area:||1.5 acres (0.61 ha)|
|Architect:||Ellett, Thomas Harlan; Shahn, Ben|
|Governing body:||U.S. Postal Service|
|Added to NRHP:||May 6, 1980|
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. The building is constructed of smooth gray brick and is surrounded by a granite terrace. It 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.
The U.S. Postal Service may sell this office to cut costs and move it to another location.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- Donald J. Framberger, Joan R. Olshansky, and Elizabeth Spencer-Ralph (September 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Bronx Central Annex-U.S. Post Office". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-10-01. See also: "Accompanying seven photos".
- "US Postal Service Considering Selling Historic Bronx Office". NY1. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
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