Soon to be a Forgotten Mural After Somerville’s Union Square Post Office Closing Date Approaches

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By William Tauro

The mural that is affixed to the wall of
the Untied States Post Office lobby thats located in Union Square in Somerville and has been there for years noticed by many is an original mural that is part of the Post Office’s “New Deal Art Collection” entitled “A Skirmish between Bristish and Colonists” painted in 1939 by Ross. E. Moffett, now has a different destiny in its future.

The building has been sold last year and after its vacated by its current occupants, it will be gutted and redeveloped by the new owner.

This post office location is scheduled to close later this month and their retail office only and its operations are being relocated to their new location on Bow Street in Somerville, just up the street.

The postal carriers and their sorting systems operations have all been moved to the IMS Post Office location in Chelsea Ma.

The building, was built in 1935 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.

One thought on “Soon to be a Forgotten Mural After Somerville’s Union Square Post Office Closing Date Approaches”

  1. theyre going to CLOSE the post office end of the month? YIKES! whatll happen to the paintings? new one on bow st? where? i didnt see anything

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