Special craftsmen will be called in for repairs on 83-year-old building


A leaky air-conditioner system is to blame for ceiling damage at the Greenfield Post Office. (Tom Russo / Daily Reporter)

Visitors to the post office in Greenfield this week passed under a large tarp designed to catch debris flaking off the ceiling. Water from the building's air-conditioning system leaked through the ceiling. (Tom Russo / Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD – In its Nov. 11, 1931, issue, the Daily Reporter noted that the lobby ceiling of the city’s new post office “will be domed in a very artistic manner.”

Last week, a good chunk of that art wound up on the lobby floor.

Post office employees arrived for work to find that three sections of the ceiling plaster over the counter windows had fallen, leaving exposed lath where the previously cream plaster and blue craft motif trim had been.

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