Help Keep USPS WPA Era Murals Public

We just received the following important information:

Congress has tasked the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) to develop a report on the appropriate steps to ensure that the United States Postal Service (USPS) complies with the provisions of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act regarding its planned disposals of historic facilities.

The public is invited to submit comments by April 1, 2014 to the ACHP in order to inform its report to Congress due by April 17th. Even though time is short, please submit them ASAP and the ACHP will do their best to consider them.

Submit your comments by email to or by fax: 202-606-5072. Comments can also be sent to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 803, Washington, DC 20004, ATTN: USPS Report.                                                          

What else can you do?

Support House Resolution 466

Please call and write your congress person before April 17th, asking that they co-sponsor House Resolution 466 which supports a moratorium on the sale of Historic Post offices, and the murals they contain, citing the historical and cultural significance of these works.

Early Logging at Koochiching Falls, Fresco 12’x8’ Lucia Wiley 1937 International Falls Post Office

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.

House Resoluntion 466 Summary
Expresses opposition to the sale of historic post office buildings. Urges the United States Postal Service (USPS) to halt current sales of recognized historic places and remove all such properties from the sales list.

Introduced: Jan 29, 2014 (113th Congress, 2013–2015)
Sponsor: Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
Status: Referred to Committee
Text: Read Resolution Text » (2 pages)