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United States Post Office Building

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1938, Louis A. Simon and Neal Melick. Northwest corner of Delaware St. E. and Madison St. S.

The usual low, single-story brick-sheathed box makes an appropriate nod to the Colonial Revival style via a central pediment, a slight hint of supporting pilasters, and an entrance composed of a fanlight and engaged Doric columns and piers. In the interior public space is a WPA mural by William E. Henning. The subject is rural farm life: milking, barn, cow, kitchen, and dinner table.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "United States Post Office Building", [Manchester, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 119-119.

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