United States Post Office (New Rochelle, New York)
US Post Office-New Rochelle
|Location||255 North Ave. (corner of North Ave. and Huguenot St.), New Rochelle, New York|
|Architect||Hart & Shape; Frost, David Hutchinson|
|Governing body||U.S. Postal Service|
|MPS||US Post Offices in New York State, 1858-1943, TR|
|NRHP Reference #||88002368|
|Added to NRHP||May 11, 1989|
The main U.S. Post Office in New Rochelle (also known as New Rochelle Post Office) is located at 255 North Avenue, at the intersection of North Avenue and the Boston Post Road (South), in the city of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York. It is an example of the Art Moderne style of architecture and contains three Depression-era murals installed by the Works Progress Administration in 1940. The facility currently serves the 10801, 10803 and 10805 ZIP Codes, covering portions of New Rochelle and neighboring Pelham and Pelham Manor.
The post office building was designed by New York architect and New Rochelle resident Frederick Frost, and was constructed in in 1937. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989 as part of a Multiple Property Submission. It is one of 94 post offices in New York State that received artistic embellishment, either mural or sculpture, during the Depression through the New Deal art program.
The interior lobby features 3 murals created by the artist David Hutchison, including; "John Pell Receives Partial Payment for 6,000 Acres", "The Huguenots Lay the Foundations of the City of New Rochelle", and "The Post Rider Brings News of the Battle of Lexington".
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.
- Westchester County Planning Board
- "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: United States Post Offices in New York State, 1858-1943, Thematic Resources". October 1988. Retrieved 2008-11-07.
- Gets Mural Award For New Rochelle: David Hutchinson of this City Wins $2,500 Prize - Design is For Post Office, New York Times, January 15, 1939