Residents push to save murals hanging in main Bronx post office

The post office on the Grand Concourse is slated to be sold.

The post office on the Grand Concourse is slated to be sold. (4/5/13)

THE BRONX - Many Bronx residents are pushing to save the murals inside the landmark post office on the Grand Concourse that is slated to be sold.

There are 13 Depression-era murals hanging on the walls of the main Bronx post office. Now that the office is targeted for sale, many are left wondering what is to become of the beloved pieces of artwork.

Jonathan Shahn, the son of the painter, says his father wanted to make the Bronx murals different than his other art. Shahn says that his father tried hard to show the world the kind of work people in the Bronx did.

The postal service released a statement saying that if a new owner takes over the building, they would preserve the murals under the regulations of the National Preservation Registry.
 

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