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U.S. Post Office

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1939, Louis A. Simon, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury. 877 1st Ave. N

The Rugby (PI5) and New Rockford post offices employ the same standardized plan. The exterior walls are of a light tan smooth brick and are modestly ornamented with limestone for window sills, panels below the windows, and a band of molding below the eaves. Above the entrance a federal eagle motif is set within a circular background of aluminum tracery backed by a glass-block transom. Edward “Buk” Ulreich painted the 12 x 7-foot lobby mural, Advance Guard of the West (1941), that is a stylized, fanciful depiction of a group of Native Americans in headdress on rearing horses and holding spears.

Writing Credits

Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay


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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "U.S. Post Office", [New Rockford, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 110-110.

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