9. Forest Hills Post Office

Forest Hills post officeForest Hills Post Office relief sculpture

The historic Forest Hills post office at 10628 Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills, Queens, is another of architect Lorimer Rich’s designs, built in 1937. The Art-Deco style post office is a one-story flat-roofed building clad with terra cotta, constructed in the International Style. It is notably adorned with a 1938 relief sculpture by Sten Jacobson entitled “The Spirit of Communication,” created under the federal Treasury Department Section of Fine Arts program.

The post office was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988, yet the building has not been designated a landmark by the City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission.