AKA: U.S. Main Post Office, Stockton, CA

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - post offices

Designers: Bliss and Fairweather, Architects (firm); Walter Danforth Bliss (architect); Julian Stewart Fairweather (architect)

Dates: constructed 1934-1936

2 stories

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Stockton, CA

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San Francisco architectural firm Bliss and Fairweather designed this WPA Modern post office for Stockton. At this time, jobs for architects were very scarce, particularly larger scale commissions like this. The US Government stepped in to provide jobs for the unemployed following the stock market self-destruction.

A lobby mural, "Mail and Travel by Stage Coach," by the painter José Moya Del Pino was painted between 1934-1936.

National Register of Historic Places (February 10, 1983): 83001236 NRHP Images (pdf) NHRP Registration Form (pdf)

PCAD id: 14682