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INGLEWOOD Post office (1935)

 

The Inglewood Post Office is the local manifestation of the federal goal to provide post office services to every American community. Significant facilities, quality building materials and dignified art treatments were considered important elements for the civic importance of federal buildings in 1935.

The Inglewood Post Office was built with the help of the Works Progress Administration. Its confluent goals were to employ as many artisans as possible in as geographically diverse areas as possible, using diversely skilled workers to jumpstart the Great Depression economy. Artists were commissioned to create artworks to adorn the post offices, a precursor of today's municipal percent-for-art programs.

The Inglewood Post Office is a cultural landmark for the WPA artworks in the fa├žade and lobby of the building, and for the significant achievement of the city growing large enough to warrant its own post office. Inglewood is served today by Zip Codes 90301, 90302 and 90305, and postal services are available from many commercial suppliers.