6. Canal Street Station
Canal Street Post Office bas relief
The Canal Street Station post office is located at 350 Canal Street in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood. The building is made of terra cotta panels in the Moderne style and features a terra cotta frieze with a tarnished silver finish. Built in 1937, the post office was designed by Alan Balch Mills for the Office of the Supervising Architect.
The building contains an outstanding Art Deco bas relief designed by Wheeler Williams and installed in 1938, depicting a Native American in a majestic pose with his bow aimed towards the heavens surrounded by the stars, the Moon, and Saturn. The building was added to the National Register for Historic Places in 1989 and remains one of Manhattan’s busiest post offices.