Lyons Post Office, 1942

lyons ga new deal post office photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2011

One of the later New Deal post offices built in Georgia, this is also one of the nicest, in my opinion. I’m astonished that this property isn’t listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

lyons ga post office albino manca eagle sculpture photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 201

The eagle sculpture above the entrance is by Sardinian sculptor Albino Manca.

lyons ga post office albino manca deer sculpture photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2011

This is part of the terra cotta relief sculpture Wild Duck and Deer, also the work of Manca.

lyons ga post office civil service bulletin board photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2011

Even the original Civil Service Bulletin Board is in excellent condition.

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7 responses to “Lyons Post Office, 1942

  1. Rebecca Yarbrough Tindall

    And I grew up in the Pal (theater) alley right beside this Post Office!

  2. Karen Sumner

    I frequent this building at least twice a day during the work week. The only think it lacks is a handicapped entry. I actually did a summer internship in the offices below when Mr.Eston Daniels was the County Extension Agent. The Draft office was located down there also. Lyons is blessed with a wonderful Postmaster, Dale and Avery knowledgeable staff. I enjoy all of your photos.

  3. I’m from Toombs county but have been gone a decade and a half. I only get back to visit once or twice a year. These pictures take me back to my childhood in the 60’s. Thanks so much for sharing with an old Lyons Bulldog.

  4. I am fascinated by these pictures and love your website. As a journalist who has often found herself in the rural byways in search of a story, I share your love of these architectural forms and I’m glad to see someone keeping a record of their existence. Just as a note: –i know it’s not in your definition of “south georgia,” but college park, just outside atlanta, has a post office very similar to the lyons post office–the vestibule looks exactly the same–and it also has a wonderful WPA-era mural on one end depicting the laying of railroad track for (I believe) the Atlantic and Western Railroad which runs through town.

  5. Wonderful Post Office. I now where my next weekend ramble will take me.

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