This is a particularly handsome Italian Renaissance–influenced design by the office of the Supervising Architect. Although two stories in height, the full-height entrance and its flanking windows, all with segmental arched tops, give the impression that the building is a monumental one-story structure. The low-hipped roof has deep eaves carried on brackets, some of them paired, and these add a vernacular touch to the building. The wall area under the eaves is painted in red with geometric designs. Two iron lampposts at the entrance are original to the building. The post office vacated the building in the 1970s, and today it is used for county business.
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Old U.S. Post Office
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