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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.

Letter to
Representative Brad Sherman
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Senator Barbara Boxer
We are writing to request your help in reversing the September 23, 2011 decision of the United States Postal Service to close the Venice Post Office and move its operations to another facility.

The Venice Post Office is a valuable resource to the community, having served as our main post office since 1939.

More importantly, it is literally the last downtown building from the old days of Venice to survive intact the urban renewal of 1964-1965 that 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.

We ask you to please consult with the USPS to see if there is any alternative that can be reached.

Thank you for your attention,

The Save the Venice Post Office Task Force