4. Bronx Central Annex

Bronx General Post Office

The Bronx Central Annex, previously known as the Bronx General Post Office, is a historic post office at 558 Grand Concourse in the Bronx. The four-story building was constructed between 1935 to 1937 and was designed by consulting architect Thomas Harlan Ellett. The building was constructed of smooth gray brick and features a granite terrace and marble arches. Named a New York City Landmark in 1975, the Bronx Central Annex was purchased by real estate developer YoungWoo & Associates in 2014 and now includes postal services, retail space, office space, and a rooftop restaurant.

Inside, the Bronx Central Annex building features thirteen murals by Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson Shahn entitled “Resources of America,” inspired by Walt Whitman’s poem I Hear America Singing. The murals include a celebration of the American textile industry and Whitman’s address to American workers and their families. On the terrace are two sculptures dating to 1936, The Letter by Henry Kreis and Noah by Charles Rudy.