A single-story rectangular brick box has been transformed into a piece of architecture by careful and thoughtful handling of the facades. The center of the street front has been pulled forward just a bit, and within this entrance wing the architects have arranged three long arches with elongated recessed panels on each side. The two flanking arches contain well-proportioned and detailed Palladian windows. The foundation of the building has been treated as a stone-sheathed band, and its horizontality is repeated in a second, quite thin band that runs around the building some 30 inches below the top of the parapet. As to imagery, the architects were, of course, thinking of eighteenth-century American Colonial architecture.
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United States Post Office Building
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