U.S. Post Office (San Pedro, California)

U.S. Post Office (San Pedro, California)

Infobox_nrhp | name =US Post Office--San Pedro Main
nrhp_type =

caption = San Pedro Post Office, 2008
location= San Pedro, California
lat_degrees = 33
lat_minutes = 44
lat_seconds = 11
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 118
long_minutes = 16
long_seconds = 47
long_direction = W
locmapin = California
area =
built =1935
architect= Simon,Louis A.; Martin,Fletcher
architecture= WPA moderne; Classized Art Deco
added = January 11, 1985
governing_body = U.S. POSTAL SERVICE
mpsub=US Post Office in California 1900-1941 TR
refnum=85000132cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-01-23|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]

U.S. Post Office in San Pedro, California is a historic Streamline Moderne Post Office built in 1935 as a Works Project Administration project. Designed by Louis A. Simon and Fletcher Martin in the WPA modern style, a conservative or classicized Art Deco, the San Pedro Post Office was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. The building also formerly served as a U.S. Customs Office. The building's use of marble, bronze and milk glass are typical of 1930s architecture for U.S. government buildings. The floor tile is laid in a basket weave pattern surrounded by black marble, giving the effect of rugs on a marble floor. Some of the original bronze lamps and ink wells are still intact at the public writing desks. The mural inside the Post Office Building was painted by Fletcher Martin in 1938 and is titled "Mail Transportation." [http://www.wpamurals.com/californ.html] Martin (born 1904) also painted WPA-era murals at the U.S. Post Office buildings in La Mesa, Texas, and Kellogg, Idaho. [http://www.wpamurals.com/wpabios.html]

ee also

* List of Registered Historic Places in Los Angeles
* List of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments in the Harbor area


External links

* [http://www.sanpedrochamber.com/champint/postofce.htm San Pedro Chamber of Commerce]

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