United States Post Office (Westhampton Beach, New York)

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US Post Office — Westhampton Beach
Westhampton Beach Post Office.JPG
United States Post Office (Westhampton Beach, New York) is located in New York
United States Post Office (Westhampton Beach, New York)
United States Post Office (Westhampton Beach, New York) is located in the United States
United States Post Office (Westhampton Beach, New York)
Location170 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY
Coordinates40°48′37″N 72°38′26″W / 40.81028°N 72.64056°W / 40.81028; -72.64056Coordinates: 40°48′37″N 72°38′26″W / 40.81028°N 72.64056°W / 40.81028; -72.64056
ArchitectLouis A. Simon & US Treasury Department
Architectural styleColonial Revival
MPSUS Post Offices in New York State, 1858-1943, TR
NRHP reference #88002446[1]
Added to NRHPMay 11, 1989

Westhampton Beach Post Office, the U.S. post office in Westhampton Beach, New York, is located at 170 Main Street between Mill Road and Beach Road. It serves the ZIP code 11978, and is southeast of the Westhampton Post Office on Mill Road.

designed by Louis A. Simon - brass eagle above the entrance

Westhampton Beach Post Office was designed by Louis A. Simon in conjunction with the United States Treasury Department. Simon also designed the Post Office buildings in Bay Shore, Northport, and Riverhead. His public buildings were in the Colonial Revival style.

USPO Westhampton Beach 20180914

The Section[edit]

A large mural on one wall was typical of work commissioned by the Section of Fine Arts, which Simon was in charge of as supervising architect under the control of the United States Department of the Treasury. As a New Deal office from its origination in 1933 it employed out of work artists to produce art for public buildings. It was referred to simply as “the Section.” Many of the New Deal organizations roles was to create jobs for the many unemployed of the depression, in this case, artists. It was given the task of placing works of art in public places, such as post offices and libraries, for the appreciation of art. Simon was removed from the position in 1939 and the production of public art was removed from the treasury department in 1943.[2] The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989,[1][3] along with two other Simon-built post offices.[4]

Beach mural USPO 20180914

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ https://www.theclio.com/web/entry?id=33853
  3. ^ Suffolk County Listings at the National Register of Historic Places.COM, a private website
  4. ^ Larry E. Gobrecht (November 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: U.S. Post Office-Westhampton Beach". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-02-20. See also: "Accompanying four photos".

External links[edit]

Postage replica, Pop-art, NRHP WPA era designed landmarked structure