New Post Occupancy
A research project documenting the architecture, art, beauty, culture, impact, poetry, and spirit of New Deal Post Offices.
Where can you go to get a new passport, pick up mail, send international packages, buy stamps, boxes, envelopes, money orders, and advertise for your lost dog? The post office.
It’s been 80 years since the New Deal when the federal government built a slew (1,500) of new post offices among 30,000 other buildings. Now these beauties are aging, and decisions about their futures will have to be made. However, there has never been an evaluation of their designs, functions, or usages from a critical-creative perspective. We will fill this gap.