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Office Building (Post Office)

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Post Office
1928, James A. Wetmore, OSA; F. M. Beadreau, local construction engineer. 1060 Main Ave. (NR)

Georgian Revival style is exemplified by this golden brick post office, now happily restored for offices. Grand, round-arched openings with fanlights make the facade a study in symmetry. Three diminutive third-story pedimented dormers hide behind a roof-top balustrade. In the elegant interior many original fixtures, including the marble stairs, basement vault, and golden oak and brass elevator cab, survive, as does the U-shaped plan. Original architectural drawings are displayed as part of a lobby exhibit on the building's construction.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Office Building (Post Office)", [Durango, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 556-557.

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