8. Madison Square Post Office

Madison Square Post Office WPA

The Madison Square Post Office is located on the north side of 23rd Street between Lexington Avenue and 3rd Avenue. The building was constructed in 1937 in the Classical Revival, or arguably Art Deco, style and is similar to a truncated version of the Bronx Borough Hall. The post office contains eight panels (spread across three walls) by Kindred McLearly. The paintings depict the quotidien lives of New Yorkers and are similar to Reginald Marsh’s city scenes. The exterior of the post office is home to Edmond R. Amateis’ and Louis Slobodkin’s “Communication” series of bas reliefs.

If you stop by the Madison Square Post Office, check out some of the City’s overlooked Skybridges.