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United States Post Office Building

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1852. North side of Front St., east-southeast of the river bridge

Now a public building, this single-story board-and-batten Gothic cottage was originally built as a residence. The bargeboard gable ends and roof eaves are countered by double-hung windows and a Federal-style entrance with a transom. Set back from the street and surrounded by ample trees and lawn, the building does not at all seem to be a public building.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "United States Post Office Building", [Farmington, 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, 311-311.

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