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.


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!

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