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Bruce M. Van Sickle Federal Building (U.S. Post Office and Courthouse)

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U.S. Post Office and Courthouse
1915, Oscar Wenderoth, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury; 1940 addition. 100 1st St. SW

The symmetrical facade of this Italian Renaissance Revival federal building exhibits an austere stateliness. The building has a rusticated limestone first story with round-arched openings, pilasters between the windows of the upper two stories, and it finishes with an architrave. Constructed during Wenderoth’s brief service as supervising architect, the building reflects the design sensibilities of his predecessor James Knox Taylor. The building is one of the few downtown buildings serving much of its original purpose. When the post office relocated in 1961, the interior was remodeled.

Writing Credits

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


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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Bruce M. Van Sickle Federal Building (U.S. Post Office and Courthouse)", [Minot, 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, 137-137.

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