PHOTOS: Setauket's Golden Eagle Shines Again

Restored eagle sculpture is unveiled at the Main Street post office.

Dozens of community members gathered Friday at the historic U.S. Post Office branch on Main Street in Setauket for : the golden eagle adorning the post office's facade, which had been deteriorating, has been restored and returned to the post office. According to Robert Reuter, president of the Frank Melville Memorial Foundation – the organization that owns the historic building along with the park in which it sits – the restoration took about two months and cost about $5,000 to complete. "It's our responsibility to honor such a landmark. ... It is now as it was in 1941 and today we give it back to the post office and to the community," Reuter said in his remarks.


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