Wednesday, September 24, 2008

ZIP 02170

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The interior of the Wollaston Post Office, built in 1940, is a beautiful example of one of Quincy's functional monuments from the WPA project launched in 1935 in response to tough economic times. People were put to work through work-relief programs to build roads, schools, park structures and civic buildings like this one. The marble and oak pictured here have proven very cost effective over the years.

2 comments:

dang said...

Nice photo I am hoping you took a nice picture of the wood sculpture on the back wall. It represents Quincy well as a welder.

The Lone Beader said...

I like that post office! It's better than the main one in Quincy Square because there's never a queue!