Update, 5 pm: Work on the wall is finished; this article has been updated with additional photos.
A reader catches more than a dozen folks in the act of dolling up the former post office at 11th St. with some giant hearts and numbers this morning. The building, which was recently given a Valentine’s-themed makeover on the opposite side by some likely-taller members of the Houston mural scene, has been getting romantic attention while waiting for MFT Development to go forward with plans to demolish the structure to build a lowrise retail and office complex.
In the interrim, MFT says they’ve set the art students of Hogg Middle School on the Heights Blvd. side of the building. Here’s another shot of the action, looking closer to 11th:
And here’s a shot of the completed mural, from late this afternoon:
- Previously on Swamplot: A Last Romance for the Yale St. Post Office; Jilted Heights Post Office Spot To Move On as a New Mixed-Use Lowrise Complex; Last Chance Looms To Mail On Yale; USPS Now Says It Will Close and Sell the Heights Post Office; This Could Be the End of the Heights Post Office
Photos: Brie Kelman