Miami Beach Post Office by Howard L. Cheney

Miami Beach Post Office by Howard L. Cheney

The streamlined Miami Beach Post Office was designed by Howard Lovewell Cheney and erected in 1937. It’s located at 1300 Washington Ave., pretty much in the heart of Art Deco Miami Beach, although I’d say this building is more Arte Moderne.

Awesome brass decoration inside:

Miami Beach Post Office by Howard L. Cheney

A multi-panel mural above the mailboxes:

Miami Beach Post Office by Howard L. Cheney

In the center, a skylight surrounded by a painted sun on the ceiling:

Miami Beach Post Office by Howard L. Cheney

Born in Chicago in 1889, Howard Lovewell Cheney was an architect and engineer who designed public buildings primarily in Illinois and Florida. This is probably his only project that made a cameo appearance on Miami Vice.

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