Strike a pose and snap a photo in front of Wiley’s Love Wall Mural located on the side of the old Heights Post Office at Yale and East 11th Street.
Update 8/8/17: The Old Post Office has since been destroyed to make way for planned new development.
Created by Houston’s famed Love Muralist Wiley Robertson, the simple message of love, with Wiley’s signature bold colors, helps to catch the eye of the casual Heights commuter.
Located in the Heights on the side of the old Heights Post Office at Yale and East 11th Street, this 6,161-square-foot post office had been servicing the Heights area since the ’80s. It wasn’t long after the site was deemed “excess” by the postal service that developers quickly purchased the property and commissioned Houston’s beloved street artist for another mural.
Aside from having Wiley paint the giant love wall, they also had a class from Hogg Middle School paint the other side of the building. If visibility was an issue before, it surely isn’t now. You can’t miss this mural when driving down Yale both towards and away from Interstate 10.
Plan Your Visit
If you’re planning to visit the best time to photograph the mural seems to be in overcast conditions. Wiley’s letters tend to jump out at you in photographs when the sky is sunless. Unfortunately, the building will be knocked down at the end of the year to make way for a new development. So, this summer is a good time to catch it. Hashtag your photo, #wileyart, to add to the massive online collection of his famous murals.
Wiley’s Love Campaign
This mural is part of Wiley’s love campaign that consists of a series of murals like this one, along with many other love signs posted on telephone poles around town. The goal is to combat the excessive signage that litters the Houston landscape by putting up love art.
The last few years, Wiley’s painted many large love murals, but this is one of his newer more prominent additions to the Heights. Click here for more information on Wiley and his artwork.
Wiley’s Love Mural at the Heights Post Office
- Location: 1050 Yale St, Houston, TX 77008
- Hours: Open daily sunup to sundown. Arguably the best time to photograph the mural is in overcast conditions.
- Parking: Free street and lot parking is available in the surrounding area