United States Post Office, Forest Hills Station

106-28 Queens Boulevard
Lorimer Rich, 1938-40
National Register Property

This Art Deco style post office is one of five constructed by the Works Progress Administration in Queens. Designed to be a showpiece in the neighborhood, the one-story building is clad in reddish brown terra-cotta above a granite base. It features a statue above the entrance on Queens Boulevard entitled “The Spirit of Communication” by sculptor Sten Jacobson. The statue was very controversial at the time of its unveiling, as it depicts a bare-breasted woman holding a clock in one hand and a dove in the other. Walk south on 70th Avenue and turn left on Austin Street, a commercial hub in Forest Hills, then turn right onto 71st Avenue and under the train tracks into Station Square. Soak up this iconic view of the beautiful plaza.The post office was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.