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1940 Woodhaven P O

[Woodhaven Post Office]

 
 
1940 Woodhaven P O Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 25, 2019
1. 1940 Woodhaven P O Marker
Inscription.  Art Moderne bldg of enameled panels & classical windows & doors. The WPA mural by Ben Shahn represents the Bill of Rights and is landmarked.
 
Erected by Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkCommunications. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1940.
 
Location. 40° 41.568′ N, 73° 51.678′ W. Marker is in Woodhaven, New York, in Queens County. Marker is on Forest Parkway north of Jamaica Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 86-42 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven NY 11421, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woodhaven Patriotic League World War II Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodhaven Library (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Betty Smith (about 700 feet away); Fred Christ Trump
Woodhaven Post Office and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 25, 2019
2. Woodhaven Post Office and Marker
The marker is just visible here, between the cherry blossoms and the mail truck.
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua (approx. 0.2 miles away); Neir's Tavern / Union Course (approx. Ό mile away); First House Number in Queens (approx. Ό mile away); Dexter Park (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodhaven.
 
Woodhaven Post Office - interior with Ben Shahn mural image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 25, 2019
3. Woodhaven Post Office - interior with Ben Shahn mural
Woodhaven Post Office - Ben Shahn mural image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 25, 2019
4. Woodhaven Post Office - Ben Shahn mural
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 9, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   3, 4. submitted on May 10, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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Aug. 16, 2022