Friday, July 29, 2005

Ray Charles to have Los Angeles post office named after him

Legendary recording artist, Ray Charles, will have a Los Angeles post office named in his honor next month.

The "Ray Charles Post Office Building” will take place at 2 p.m. on Aug. 24 at 4960 West Washington Blvd which near the site of his original recording studio and business office.

The Ray Charles post office bill was sponsored by Congresswoman Diane Watson (CA-33). Charles was a longtime resident of Los Angeles and Watson's 33rd congressional district.

Charles' Washington Boulevard recording studio was recently designated a cultural landmark and will be converted into a museum honoring the musical legend. Scenes for the film, "Ray," starring Jamie Foxx, were also shot there.

Charles died June 10, 2004, at age 73.

For more on Ray Charles, click here.

For more on how to get a post office named after someone see Section123.413(e) of the USPS Postal Operations Manual which can be seen by clicking here.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM