United States Post Office (Hollywood, California)

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US Post Office--Hollywood Station
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U.S. Post Office Hollywood
United States Post Office (Hollywood, California) is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
United States Post Office (Hollywood, California)
United States Post Office (Hollywood, California) is located in California
United States Post Office (Hollywood, California)
United States Post Office (Hollywood, California) is located in the US
United States Post Office (Hollywood, California)
Location 1615 N. Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 34°6′0″N 118°19′50″W / 34.10000°N 118.33056°W / 34.10000; -118.33056Coordinates: 34°6′0″N 118°19′50″W / 34.10000°N 118.33056°W / 34.10000; -118.33056
Built 1937
Architect Claud Beelman
Architectural style Art Deco
MPS US Post Office in California 1900-1941 TR
NRHP reference # 85000130
Added to NRHP January 11, 1985[1]

The United States Post Office in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, also known as Hollywood Station, is an active U.S. post office located at 1615 Wilcox, between Sunset and Hollywood Boulevards. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Art Deco Hollywood Station.

Design[edit]

In 1937, renowned Art Deco architect Claud Beelman, a partner at Curlett + Beelman, was commissioned by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to design the Hollywood Post Office Building. He worked with the Los Angeles architectural firm Allison & Allison.[2] Claud Beelman was a self-trained draftsman turned "moderne" architect in the early 20th century. He designed the Los Angeles County Fair Gallery, also commissioned by the WPA in 1937.

A wooden bas-relief for interior lobby, titled "The Horseman", was carved by artist Gordon Newell as a Treasury Relief Art Project commission. It is still in the building, located over a doorway.

Using a steam shovel, the ground breaking was done by the infamous movie censor Will H. Hays of the Motion Picture Production Code (Hays Code). The post office is one of the few historic government buildings remaining relatively unchanged in Hollywood.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ United States Post Office — Hollywood Station