Thursday, May 6, 2010

San Fernando Post Office

308 South Maclay Ave.
San Fernando, CA 91340

The San Fernando Post Office was completed in 1934; the architect was also Louis A. Simon. This post office was built in the Mission-revival style. There is a seven-paneled wood relief that was made by Gordon Newell and Sherry Peticolas. It depicts how the mail is moved, via ship, train, plane, truck and even horseback. The artists also did the “Horseman” relief that is in the Hollywood Post Office. Gordon Newell also sculpted one of the astronomers that is on the “Astronomers Monument” at the Griffith Park Observatory.

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