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Old Post Office Museum (U.S. Courthouse and Post Office)

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U.S. Courthouse and Post Office
1910, John Knox Taylor, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury. 502 4th St. NE

The imposing federal presence of this three-story granite- and limestone-clad building reflects Taylor’s frequent use of classical elements. The central three bays project slightly from the five-bay building, and engaged Ionic columns rise from the second story to a classical entablature and pediment. A balustraded parapet completed the building, which has a copper-sheathed hipped roof. The building is a powerful and imposing composition, now repurposed to interpret local history.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay
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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Old Post Office Museum (U.S. Courthouse and Post Office)", [Devils Lake, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/ND-01-RY4.

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, 102-103.

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