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PHOTOS: History of Linden Post Office

We decided to take a look back at the downtown post office in danger of closing.

Last week, the U.S. Postal Service

I made a trip to the South San Francisco Historical Society Museum to find out more about this historic location.

Construction on the building started in 1939, and the office was dedicated on June 29, 1940.

The murals inside depict a landscape of South San Francisco and figures from its history. They were funded by a WPA grant and were painted by Victor Arnautoff, a muralist who studied with Mexico's Diego Rivera and also painted the murals in San Francisco's Coit tower.

Take a look at the slideshow to see more of the history of the Linden Avenue Post Office.

Special thanks to the wonderful and warm Elizabeth Ervin for her help in compiling this photographs.

Elizabeth Wilberg August 04, 2011 at 09:48 PM
I have very fond memories of the Linden Post office. I remember when I was young, going downtown with my mother to pay bills, etc. We always stopped in at the post office. There was a blind man who had a little newstand set up inside and he also sold candy. Hopefully the building will be perserved if the Post Office decides to close it. Liz W.
Morena Gallagher August 05, 2011 at 03:50 AM
funny you mention about Julia Roberts, I was just telling some people about that and the movie was ON DEMAND the other day and watched it. Noticed the colors in the letters on the Hill, red and blue for the Cal/Stanford game.

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