Save the Venice Post Office.
  • Petitioned Rep. Brad Sherman

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Rep. Brad Sherman
California
Sen. Dianne Feinstein
California
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Save the Venice Post Office.

    1. Petition by

      Jonathan Kaplan

      Venice, CA

The 1939 Art Deco Venice Post Office is the last downtown Venice building left intact from the old days of Venice after urban renewal in 1964-1965 destroyed hundreds of Venice’s historical buildings. Once the USPS vacates the building, it enjoys no legal protection from alteration or worse.

We are also gravely concerned that the priceless work of art inside, the WPA mural, The Story of Venice, painted in 1941 by world-renowned California artist Edward Biberman would face an uncertain future.

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    • Jess Mayeux VENICE, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      It is far more expensive (and unlikely) to build a new public building for any purpose than to preserve an old one. We need common spaces to feel pride in our community.

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    • George Raymond LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      If we are not vigilant the day will come where the only place to see classic Los Angeles architecture will be at The Grove & Disney's California Adventure.

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    • Joyce Lenas NORTH SANDWICH, NH
      • over 2 years ago

      I was born & raised in a city that let most of its historical (and very beautiful) structures be demolished--theatres, banks, etc.--only to be replaced by "generic" buildings having little or no character--looking sterile, lifeless--with an "emptiness" about them. That same city was once a booming culture of factory workers working in the shoe and fabric mills, and in the tanneries--all gone now. Some vacant still; some renovated into beautiful buldings, with polished bricks, old wooden floors that have been restored, & beautiful exposed beams. Some tout solar arrays. For me, although I see them as they are now, I remember them as they were. They are part of my childhood. I am also a postmaster who (as a clerk) worked in an office that had some of these beautiful paintings in the lobby. Once gone, they are gone forever--and but a memory. These paintings are a glimpses of our nations' history. They deserve respect, and to be preserved.

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    • Andrea Boccaletti VENICE, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      We need to save this building for quality of life for all citizens.

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    • M R LOUISVILLE, KY
      • over 2 years ago

      I am from Venice, went to Venice High, and enough of the older history of Venice has been lost already!

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