United States Post Office (Hollywood, California)
US Post Office--Hollywood Station
U.S. Post Office Hollywood
|Location||1615 N. Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, California|
|Architectural style||Art Deco|
|MPS||US Post Office in California 1900-1941 TR|
|NRHP reference #||85000130|
|Added to NRHP||January 11, 1985|
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.
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. 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.
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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