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South Postal Annex/Fort Point Station

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1980, Perry, Dean, Rogers and Partners. 25 Dorchester Ave.

Part of the South Station Transportation Center (FD26) area redevelopment project, the South Postal Annex fronting the Fort Point Channel conveys a streamlined image, not usually associated with the present postal service. The setting reinforces associations with 1930s ocean liners, as do the circular openings and projecting exhaust ducts (although access to the rail lines was the reason for building here). Clad in dark gray aluminum, the low-slung exterior is strengthened by white and yellow horizontal bands. Open seven days a week with liberal hours, the Fort Point Station is the salvation for income tax procrastinators.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Keith N. Morgan
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Keith N. Morgan, "South Postal Annex/Fort Point Station", [Boston, Massachusetts], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/MA-01-FD30.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Massachusetts

Buildings of Massachusetts: Metropolitan Boston, Keith N. Morgan, with Richard M. Candee, Naomi Miller, Roger G. Reed, and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009, 75-75.

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