2022: The Interior Art of the Former Main US Post Office

Maybe it’s not a grand foyer like the Palais Garnier in Paris, but it’s close enough. Hey, at least it’s not crowded! (;

(Perhaps if they put some theatre and brought some wine, more people would come. :P)

Anyway, a couple of Sundays ago, I was a tourist, as always, in the city of New York. After wandering through the Moynihan Train Station/Hall, I entered through the former main U.S. Postal Service Office branch, which is part of the James A  Farley Building and has been around since the early 20th century.

Like the Palais Garnier & Grand Central Station, this post office’s facade and interior have a Beaux-Arts style, which originated (surprise, but not really a surprise) in Paris in the 19th century. 

Since I enjoy learning about art and history, I thought it was all pretty awesome much of this was perpetuated. And I photographed some of the classic stamps and murals, which feature famous folks like John F. Kennedy and Marvin Gaye.

Today it serves as a regular post office and connects to the Moynihan Train Station / Hall.

Have you stumbled upon any more architectural Beaux-Arts styles? I hope you’re feeling adventurous. (:

Address: 421 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001

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