How well terracotta could mimic stone is demonstrated in this Italian Renaissance Revival post office of reinforced concrete and hollow tile, which appears to be a scaled-down version of a two-story design. A gray terracotta skin that looks—and even feels—like limestone was supplied by the Northwestern Terra Cotta Company of Denver. The blocks are clearly defined by wide spacing and raked mortar. Under a low hipped roof of Roman tile, the one-story rectangular building has five bays with round-arched and fanlighted windows and doors. Oversized keystones denote the three arches that form the entrance, and oversized spiked lanterns flank the doors. Real limestone appears as wain-scoting in the tile-floored lobby.
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