President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, San Jose, California

1933 – The Works Projects Administration Builds San José’s Main Post Office

In 1933, the Works Progress Administration, which was renamed to the Work Project Administration in 1939, constructed the Main Post Office for the city of San José, California after it was designed by Ralph Wycoff.

After the establishment of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal, the Main Post Office was one of multiple buildings constructed by the Work Project Administration, while the city of San José endured through the Great Depression.

Author’s Note:

Author Philip Andrew Hamilton has a P.O. Box at the Main Post Office of San José, which is walking distance from James Park and various historical landmarks publicly listed by History San Jose.

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