Constructed by the Federal Works Agency Public Building Administration in the restrained stripped formal classicism of 1940, the post office has a Doric tetrastyle in antis entrance. The brick walls are laid in common bond and the roof is hipped. The post office displays a New Deal–sponsored mural, Belding Brothers and Their Silk Industry, by Marvin Beerbohm. The scene in this naturalistic muted work depicts the four well-dressed Belding brothers inspecting lengths of silk produced by workers straining over their machines. A world map in the center background may allude to the prominence of the company, which had a total of eight mills in Belding and New England.
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