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United States Post Office Building

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1936, Louis A. Simon and Neal Melick. 124 2nd St. S.E.

This is a Colonial Revival post office building in brick with stone and wood trim. The composition is a traditional one: a building with a central-gable roof and a slightly recessed facade formed by a triple arcade, then a flat-roofed wing on each side. The entrance bursts forth with a full-fledged Colonial broken pediment over the entrance. Within the building is a WPA mural (1938), A Letter from Home in 1856, by Mildred W. Pelzer.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "United States Post Office Building", [Waverly, 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, 448-448.

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