One of Colorado's few Southwestern-style post offices, designed by a Pueblo architect selected by the Office of the Supervising Architect, has an asymmetrical stuccoed facade, red tile roof, and heavy wooden shutters. Above a red brick base, square pilasters with molded capitals divide recessed bays that include the transomed double-door entry. Inside, a beamed ceiling, tile floor, and marble wain-scot have survived remodelings. The growing popularity of the Spanish Colonial style and the reduced interest in classicism in the late 1930s led to a greater use of regional styles in federal buildings, although this look is more typical of post offices in southern California than of Colorado. Irregular volumes and the asymmetrical plan disguise a basic rectangular shape.
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