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Description: Historic post office contains murals depicting local history.

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NEEDS TLC

What a shame this beautiful, historical USPS is not in better shape. Will visit again and try to see the murals up close in the 2nd floor.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

FDR inspired. There is potential here for a better attraction. The 2nd floor has historical drawings but it was not open. Interesting building and history but more could be done to display it and share it. You aren't missing much if you skip it. If this review is helpful then please indicate so below.

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Staatsburg, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Poughkeepsie Post Office was commissioned by Franklin Delano Roosevelt and completed in October of 1937. The murals which adorn the walls in the lobby were painted by local artists, among whom was Olin Dows of the Hudson River School. A visit to the building is an interesting combination of modern-day efficiency and a step into history as the spaciousness... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

What a shame this beautiful, historical USPS is not in better shape. Will visit again and try to see the murals up close in the 2nd floor.

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Poughkeepsie
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

When I go on vacation every year I personally stop at the post office and fill out a "Hold Mail" card. My problem is this....out of 5 times of asking to hold my email...they have held it once. AND that was the first time I asked to hold it. Every year after that, they have not held my mail. I... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A post office - how exciting can that be - right? you have a surprise in store this beautiful stone building - in addition to stamps, friendly postal employees there are amazing murals done during the time of the WPA - museum masterpieces on view with no charge. A treat for the eyes and an interesting piece of history.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Went here Saturday morning they don't open until 10, thats crazy to me. The women behind the counter are super friendly and fast!

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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

im sorry to say this. The employees are a bunch of grumpy women, never smile ever!!!. that does not bother me, the fact that not once have they ever dropped a package on time. it sucks because the mail man is a nice dude. I'm venting this online because I'm tired of going to the post office to pick @#$%... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My husband and I had just done Walkway Over The Hudson. We walked to lunch at Mill House Brewing Company and then checked out this place! I had read on tripadvisor to go here and I was glad I did! We got there 5 min before they closed and the janitor let us in to look around. He was really... More 

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you have a few minutes, a trip to the post office at 55 Mansion St. is well worth it. It is the most beautiful and fascinating post office I have ever seen. There is 20 minutes parking in front of the building. There are no parking meters. This magnificent stone building was built by the WPA during the 1930's.... More 

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Poughkeepsie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

a side trip worth taking. Very surprising with the history inside. Not a problem to park - but lots of stairs

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